Challenges and Opportunities for Social Protection in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Date: December 2010
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: Social Protection Project Briefs


This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Technical Assistance to Lao PDR for Social Protection in the Lao PDR: Issues and Options. The TA project aimed to develop a greater understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities faced by the country and to propose recommendations to mitigate these. The TA project supported the conduct of a study that would undertake detailed labor market assessment, look into the existing informal and formal social protection strategies, provide an assessment of the key actors, and formulate recommendations for ADB on future directions.