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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

Strengthening the Environmental Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Stocktake of National Responses to Sustainable Development Goals 12, 14, and 15

23 Jan 2019 | Publication

Strengthening the Environmental Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Stocktake of National Responses to Sustainable Development Goals 12, 14, and 15

This report presents the results of a survey of 15 developing countries in Asia and the Pacific regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12, 14, and 15.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach

15 Jun 2021 | Institutional Document

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach

The fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) and small island developing states (SIDS) approach—or FSA—represents a new way of doing business for ADB’s most vulnerable developing member countries.

Improving Livelihoods, Inclusiveness, and Resilience in Most Vulnerable Situations and States

15 Jun 2021 | Video

Improving Livelihoods, Inclusiveness, and Resilience in Most Vulnerable Situations and States

ADB's Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach is set to improve livelihoods, inclusiveness, and resilience in these countries through more agile, flexible, and acutely responsive operations.

Q&A: A differentiated approach to Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

10 Jun 2021 | Article

Q&A: A differentiated approach to Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States

The fragile and conflict-situations and small island developing states approach presents ADB's new way of doing business in its most vulnerable members, which are at further risk because of the COVID-19 crisis.