35304-042: Private Sector and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development - Subprogram 2 | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Private Sector and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development - Subprogram 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 35304-042 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Lao People's Democratic Republic to increased the contribution of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to the economy. The program is improving SME access to finance, helping implement an enterprise law, and and reducing transaction costs of doing business.

Project Details

Project Officer
Bird, Kelly Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Grant
  • Industry and trade
Project Name Private Sector and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development - Subprogram 2
Project Number 35304-042
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0164-LAO: Private Sector and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Development - Subprogram 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Sustainable economic growth in the non-resource sector, supported by increased contribution of the private sector and SMEs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Outcome of subprogram 2 is an inproved business environment where the private sector and SMEs operate efficiently and effectively.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs (i) Institutional coordination ofr SME policy and access to credit improved; (ii) Investment climate strengthened; (ii) Trade policy and capacity development improved.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Bird, Kelly
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Office of SME Promotion , MOC
Concept Clearance 28 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 11 May 2009 to 27 May 2009
MRM 26 Jun 2009
Approval 01 Oct 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Feb 2010
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2010

Grant 0164-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Oct 2009 23 Oct 2009 18 Dec 2009 31 Mar 2010 - 15 Mar 2010
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 01 Oct 2009 15.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Oct 2009 15.00 0.00 100%

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