Project Name Enhancing Debt Management and Transparency
Project Number 55068-001
Country / Economy Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6960-LAO: Enhancing Debt Management and Transparency
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.50 million
Operational Priorities OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises

Gender No gender elements
Description The proposed technical assistance (TA) supports the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) through the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to strengthen public debt management and promote debt transparency.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Sustainable financing of public services to meet the goals of the National Socio-Economic Development Plan, 2021

2025 achieved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Public debt management capacity and transparency enhanced

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Legal frameworks for debt management and transparency enhanced

Capacity for sustainable finance policies and practices strengthened

Public debt data analytics and information exchange supported

Public debt and contingent liability monitoring and reporting improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Chongvilaivan, Aekapol
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Concept Clearance 31 Mar 2021
Fact Finding 15 Mar 2021 to 19 Mar 2021
Approval 28 Sep 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2022

TA 6960-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2022 14 Nov 2022 14 Nov 2022 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 16 Feb 2023 0.00
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