Lao People's Democratic Republic: Implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment

Sovereign Project | 46267-001 Status: Approved


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Project Name Implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment
Project Number 46267-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8182-LAO: Implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) institutionalized in Government.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Regulatory Impact Assessment piloted in Government
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National RIA strategy adopted

Capacity development in RIA strengthened

Public outreach implemented

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Engagement of the resource person who will conduct the survey on cost of red tape in Lao PDR is on-going. The survey findings including the methodology of the RIA study is expected to be completed in October and will be presented to the inter-ministerial task force after for their endorsement. The outcome of institutionalizing RIA in Lao is also accomplished with the establishment of the RIA Center in MOJ in July 2014.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 43 person-months of consultancy services will be required for this TA. The following experts will be engaged: (i) International Strategic Policy Expert (7-person months): to assist the Government of Lao PDR to provide overall guidance to the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) interagency taskforce on strategic policy development and implementation of the National RIA Strategy. (ii) International Regulatory Expert (12-person months): to assist the Government of Lao PDR to pilot regulatory review systems. (iii) International Regulatory Expert (12-person months): to assist the Government of Lao PDR to pilot regulatory review systems in the national government. (iv) National Communications and Media Expert (12-person months): to assist the Government of Lao to develop and implement a mass communications and media action plan.
Procurement Equipment and office supplies to be financed by the TA will be procured by the consultants or ADB in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Mohd Sani Mohd Ismail
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Phonxay Road, Vientiane
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Concept Clearance 28 May 2012
Fact Finding 04 Jun 2012 to 07 Jun 2012
Approval 04 Oct 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2015

TA 8182-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2012 20 Nov 2012 20 Nov 2012 30 Nov 2014 30 Nov 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 04 Oct 2012 713,190.77
Title Document Type Document Date
Implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2012

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