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Lao PDR: Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2019

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Operational Priority 1: Addressing Remaining Poverty and Reducing Inequalities

Operational Priority 2: Accelerating Progress in Gender Equality

Operational Priority 3: Tackling Climate Change, Building Climate and Disaster Resilience, and Enhancing Environmental Sustainability

Operational Priority 5: Promoting Rural Development and Food Security

Operational Priority 6: Strengthening Governance and Institutional Capacity

Operational Priority 7: Fostering Regional Cooperation and Integration


Lao PDR: Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Energy

 32,830 new households connected to electricity

32,830: Number of new households given electricity connection.

 268 kilometers transmission lines installed or upgraded

268 kilometers: Length of power, gas, and oil transmission lines (ground distance in kilometers). For power transmission lines, this should be the simple distance from tower A to tower B and not the circuit-kilometer.

 1,838 kilometers distribution lines installed or upgraded

1,838 kilometers: Length of the distribution network of lines or pipes installed and/or upgraded in kilometers, aggregating: (i) power distribution lines installed or upgraded, generally at 110 kilovolts or lower; (ii) district heating network pipes installed or upgraded; and (iii) urban gas supply network pipes installed or upgraded.

Transport

 1,990,923 average daily vehicle-kilometers use of roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation

1,990,923 average daily vehicle-kilometers: Traffic benefiting from built or upgraded roads in the year after project completion. Vehicles are buses, trucks, minivans, cars, motorcycles, and other motorized means of conveyance, depending on the country and location. Daily vehicle-kilometers is to be calculated by adding all distances in kilometers traveled by all types of vehicles in a day on roads built or upgraded.

 1,439 kilometers roads built or upgraded

1,439 kilometers: Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

 578 kilometers expressways and national highways built or upgraded

578 kilometers: Expressways and national highways built or upgraded (kilometers)

 837 kilometers provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded

837 kilometers: Provincial, district, and rural road networks built or upgraded (kilometers)

Water

 23,631 households with new or improved water supply

23,631: All additional households that benefit from projects offering piped or non-piped water supply systems that are of a higher order than the system that the households used before (non-piped supply may include standpipes), and households that are already connected to a piped system but are provided with improved service, e.g., longer hours of service and/or increased pressure.

 20,245 households with new or improved sanitation

20,245: All additional households that benefit from projects offering a variety of sanitation systems to households that either did not benefit from sanitation systems before or benefit from systems of lesser order, and households that are already benefiting from sanitation services but are provided with improved service, e.g., sewer connection, septic tank, pour-flush, simple pit latrine, or ventilated improved pit latrine.

 760 kilometers water supply pipes installed or upgraded

760 kilometers: All sizes of new and repaired or upgraded pipes intended to transport water for urban water use for domestic and nonagricultural business purposes, expressed as their aggregate length in the network, irrespective of pipe diameter, comprising mains as well as reticulation pipes.

 18,490 hectares land improved through irrigation, drainage and/or flood management

18,490 hectares: Land area improved through any new or improved: (i) irrigation, (ii) drainage services, and (iii) flood management works.

Finance

 23,537 microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached

23,537: The number of end borrowers; or, if not available, the number or estimate of microfinance loan accounts opened (regardless of amount in currency) over the course of the project. All those reached by microfinance lending or saving group activities of the project are counted, including participants in self-help groups. The definition of microfinance follows country conventions.

Education

 112,560 students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities

112,560: Total number of students benefiting from new or upgraded physical educational facilities.

 550,000 students educated and trained under improved quality assurance systems

550,000: Total number of students benefiting from improved quality assurance systems under the projects.

 40,487 teachers trained with quality or competent standards

40,487: Number of teachers trained who are likely to improve teaching practices and support improvements in curriculum, textbooks, or pedagogy.

Regional Cooperation and Integration

 794,183 tons/year cross-border cargo volume facilitated

794,183 tons/year: Volume of cargo that crossed borders that are facilitated by ADB operations contributing to regional connectivity. Such operations may include regional road construction and rehabilitation, and border infrastructure and systems improvement.

Note: Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Sources: ADB project and/or program completion reports issued in 2010-2018, staff estimates, and ADB Strategy and Policy Department.

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