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ADB operations in the Lao PDR focus on improving physical connectivity to catalyze private sector investment, generate employment, and boost incomes; developing skills that will promote nonresource sectors; and expanding access to health services to enhance labor productivity.

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Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Poverty in the Lao PDR

Development indicators for the Lao PDR, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in the Lao PDR

Project Results


25 May 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves $20 Million to Support Lao PDR's Emergency Response to COVID-19

ADB today approved a $20 million loan to support the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

04 Nov 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB, WEF to Support ASEAN Hub for Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

ADB and WEF today signed an agreement to accelerate the flow of public and private finance into sustainable infrastructure in Southeast Asia through an ASEAN hub for the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership.

30 Oct 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Lao PDR Sign Agreements for Loans on Agriculture, Education, and Public Finance Management

ADB and the Government of the Lao PDR today signed three loan agreements worth $140 million that will help develop the country’s agriculture, education, and public finance management.

02 Oct 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Infrastructure Asia Sign Agreement to Promote Innovative and Green Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure in Southeast Asia

ADB and Infrastructure Asia today signed a cooperation agreement to help governments in Southeast Asia adopt innovative and green finance approaches to identify and develop bankable and sustainable infrastructure projects...


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