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Lao PDR and ADB

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.

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.

03 Feb 2020 | Article

New Irrigation Systems and Information are Helping Revive Livelihoods in Lao PDR

ADB is working with the Lao PDR government to help farmers manage the impacts of fluctuating water levels in the Mekong River and improve agricultural productivity.

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.


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31 Mar 2018 | Speech

Statement at the 10th Cambodia–Lao People's Democratic Republic–Viet Nam Summit on Development Triangle Area - Takehiko Nakao

Statement by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the 10th Cambodia–Lao People's Democratic Republic–Viet Nam Summit on Development Triangle Area on 31 March 2018 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

31 Mar 2018 | Speech

Leveraging 25 Years of Cooperation for a Sustainable, Integrated, and Prosperous GMS - Takehiko Nakao

Speech by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Sixth Greater Mekong Subregion Summit on 31 March 2018 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

29 Mar 2018 | Op-Ed / Opinion

Securing the future prosperity of the Greater Mekong Subregion - Takehiko Nakao

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories.

02 Feb 2018 | Op-Ed / Opinion

Technology can drive green growth in GMS - Pavit Ramachandran

By working together, the subregion and its development partners can build even greater prosperity at reduced cost to the environment.


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