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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.

Latest on the Lao PDR

An Energy Policy for ASEAN? Lessons from the EU Experience on Energy Integration, Security, and Decarbonization

19 Feb 2021 | Publication

An Energy Policy for ASEAN? Lessons from the EU Experience on Energy Integration, Security, and Decarbonization

An energy policy for ASEAN should explicitly pursue a dual transition pathway strategy to yield the best outcome in the energy trilemma.

Improving ADB Operations in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

18 Feb 2021 | Video

Improving ADB Operations in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

ADB is improving our operations to address the specific challenges and requirements of FCAS and SIDS. Addressing the needs of these vulnerable communities is essential for a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.

Despite the pandemic, remittances have kept flowing home to Asia’s families

08 Feb 2021 | Blog Entry

Despite the pandemic, remittances have kept flowing home to Asia’s families

Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.

Why aren’t students in Asia getting the education they need?

29 Jan 2021 | Blog Entry

Why aren’t students in Asia getting the education they need?

Local decision makers, civil society, teachers, and parents need to be engaged with and driving reforms if teaching is going to shift sufficiently to tackle Asia’s learning crisis.