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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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  • Lao PDR's Economic Growth to Contract in 2020, First Time Since Late 1980s
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    Lao PDR's Economic Growth to Contract in 2020, First Time Since Late 1980s

    Economic growth of the Lao PDR will contract this year for the first time in decades, but will rebound next year as the country will start to recover from economic contraction caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, says a new...

  • Meeting the COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge in the Greater Mekong Subregion
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    Meeting the COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    With proactive planning and investment in health and other sectors—and the support of partners like ADB—the six countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are meeting the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Building Dreams in the Lao PDR
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    Building Dreams in the Lao PDR

    The ADF-assisted Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project, has spurred a sharp rise in homestay and other tourism-based businesses in the southern part of Champasak Province, Lao PDR.

Data: Lao PDR   ADB and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

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

News

15 Sep 2020 | News from Country Offices

Lao PDR's Economic Growth to Contract in 2020, First Time Since Late 1980s

Economic growth of the Lao PDR will contract this year for the first time in decades, but will rebound next year as the country will start to recover from economic contraction caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, says a new...

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.

Contact

Lao PDR Resident Mission (LRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Corner of Lanexang Av. and Samsenthai Rd., P.O. Box 9724, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

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