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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.

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

Power to the Poor Scheme Empowers Rural Women in the Lao PDR

18 Oct 2021 | Project Result / Case Study

Power to the Poor Scheme Empowers Rural Women in the Lao PDR

An ADBpower transmission project expanded electricity access to more than 24,095 households, including 8,832 poor households in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Evolving Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Asia

29 Sep 2021 | Publication

Evolving Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Asia

Despite increases in the number of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) receiving government support, the provision has not reached the most affected or vulnerable firms. 

COVID-19 Delays Economic Recovery — ADB

22 Sep 2021 | News Release

COVID-19 Delays Economic Recovery — ADB

The economic recovery in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic slowed amid a second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that has led to lockdowns and lower consumer spending, according to a report released...

Greater Mekong Subregion COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan 2021–2023

20 Sep 2021 | Institutional Document

Greater Mekong Subregion COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan 2021–2023

The Greater Mekong Subregion COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan 2021–2023 complements the national recovery plans of the GMS countries, which aims to facilitate regional cross-border cooperation.