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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.

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Lao PDR: Setting Vientiane on the Road to Sustainable Transport

07 Dec 2021 | Article

Lao PDR: Setting Vientiane on the Road to Sustainable Transport

Together with ADB and cofinancing partners, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is setting up a 12.9-kilometer Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system with 28 enclosed stations, and 50 new battery-electric buses.

Wastewater Treatment Solutions for Urban and Peri-Urban Communities in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

06 Dec 2021 | Publication

Wastewater Treatment Solutions for Urban and Peri-Urban Communities in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

This publication presents decentralized wastewater treatment solutions (DEWATS) adapted in ADB-financed projects to provide cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure and sanitation systems in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

A Comprehensive Assessment of Tax Capacity in Southeast Asia

01 Dec 2021 | Publication

A Comprehensive Assessment of Tax Capacity in Southeast Asia

This publication identifies technical, policy, and administrative tax capacity issues faced by 10 countries Southeast Asia and explores measures to strengthen domestic resource mobilization (DRM).

Three Areas Where RCEP May Help the Region’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

22 Nov 2021 | Blog Entry

Three Areas Where RCEP May Help the Region’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is expected to go into force in 2022. It could be instrumental in helping Asian economies bounce back from the pandemic.