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Lao PDR and ADB

ADB operations in the Lao PDR focus on infrastructure and human development to support employment and income generation, with environmental sustainability, gender equality, and good governance as crosscutting themes.

  • The Promise of Smart Cities
    Photo Essay | 20 July 2021
    The Promise of Smart Cities

    The concept of smart cities is often seen as the glittering solution to many of the world’s urban development challenges. But ‘smartness’ is not solely about the technology or efficiency of systems. In today’s quest for livable and healthy cities, smart is about putting people first.

  • Q&A: Ayako Inagaki on ADB’s COVID-19 Support to Southeast Asia
    Article | 13 July 2021
    Q&A: Ayako Inagaki on ADB’s COVID-19 Support to Southeast Asia

    Ayako Inagaki, director of human and social development at ADB’s Southeast Asia Regional Department, helps oversee ADB’s COVID-19 portfolio for Southeast Asia—$5.8 billion and counting. 

  • Empowering women in public service in Lao PDR
    Project Result / Case Study | 29 June 2021
    Empowering women in public service in Lao PDR

    ADB's support for Lao PDR’s Health Sector Governance Program helped the government move toward its goal of universal health care by 2025 and improved delivery of health services, particularly for the poor, women, and children.

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

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

  • Empowering women in public service in Lao PDR
    Project Result / Case Study | 29 June 2021
    Empowering women in public service in Lao PDR

    ADB's support for Lao PDR’s Health Sector Governance Program helped the government move toward its goal of universal health care by 2025 and improved delivery of health services, particularly for the poor, women, and children.

  • Building Dreams in the Lao PDR
    Project Result / Case Study | 4 February 2020
    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.

  • Raising Food Standards for Cross-Border Trade in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Project Result / Case Study | 20 January 2020
    Raising Food Standards for Cross-Border Trade in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Ensuring food is safe to eat is a public good. People’s health depends on it, and so does the health of economies.

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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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