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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: Project Results View all project results in Lao PDR

Project Result / Case Study

Breaking Through the Blue-Collar Gender Barrier in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project took on some of the obstacles to creating a place for women in the so-called blue-collar occupations.

Project Result / Case Study

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Improving Lives and Saving Forests

In the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, a community is creating new products without damaging the environment, empowering women in the process.

Project Result / Case Study

Lao PDR Weaves a Renewable Energy Future

In the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, hydropower engineering, communication, and traditional weaving all make critical contributions to developing one of the country’s key economic assets.