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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.

Lao PDR: Opportunities

Procurement Plans

For ADB-financed projects, ADB's Procurement Guidelines and Guidelines for the Use of Consultants require borrowers to prepare and publish Procurement Plans once the financing of a project has been approved. The Procurement Plan captures all major goods, works and consulting services procurement that is either ongoing or expected to take place in the following 18 months.

Tenders

The latest procurement and consulting notices, as well as contracts awarded, can be found in the Projects & Tenders section.

International Staff Vacancies (Headquarters and Country Offices)

ADB recruits its International Staff from its member countries. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits applicable to internationally recruited staff. Women are encouraged to apply.

National and Administrative Staff Vacancies

ADB recruits its National and Administrative Staff from interested applicants residing in the duty station country. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits applicable to locally recruited staff.

Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program offers about 150 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions.

The general public is advised to be aware of recruitment scams using the name of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more.

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22 May 2020 | Publication

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Asian Development Bank and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

18 May 2020 | Publication

Asian Development Bank and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

ADB operations in the Lao People's Democratic Republic will focus on infrastructure and private sector development to support employment and income generation, with environmental sustainability, gender equality, and good governance as crosscutting themes.

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06 May 2020 | Publication

2017 International Comparison Program for Asia and the Pacific: Purchasing Power Parities and Real Expenditures — A Summary Report

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23 Apr 2020 | Institutional Document

ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility: Investment Principles and Eligibility Criteria

This document outlines the investment principles and eligibility criteria that will guide the selection of projects to be supported by the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF).