Lao People's Democratic Republic: Preparing the Private Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 35304-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Farinha Fernandes, Joao Pedro Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Technical Assistance
  • Industry and trade
Project Name Preparing the Private Sector Development Program
Project Number 35304-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4526-LAO: Preparing the Private Sector Development Program
Japan Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's 2004 country strategy and program update for the Lao PDR also emphasizes private enterprise development as a critical component of poverty reduction. The Government's Second Socioeconomic Development Plan (2001-2005) further states that economic growth should be hastened through strong private enterprise development combined with poverty-reducing interventions. Although the incidence of poverty fell from about 39% in 1998 to 32% in 2003, wide variations in poverty levels between urban and rural areas are likely to persist.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting Services yet to be determined.
Procurement To be determined.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Farinha Fernandes, Joao Pedro
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts
Lao People's Democratic Republic


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 01 Nov 2004 to 01 Nov 2004
Approval 23 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2010

TA 4526-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2004 14 Jul 2005 14 Jul 2005 31 Dec 2005 31 Dec 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 23 Dec 2004 690,562.54

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