43395-012: Capacity Strengthening of the National Statistical System | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Capacity Strengthening of the National Statistical System

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43395-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Louangraj, Phantouleth Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Capacity Strengthening of the National Statistical System
Project Number 43395-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7738-LAO: Capacity Strengthening of the National Statistics System
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 690,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation progress of the NSEDP7, 2010-2015, in selected sector are improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of staff at DOS and statistics units in key line ministries and provinces is improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Statistics units have greater awareness of their funtions under the new Statistics Law

2. Statistics Training program is designed and implemented

3. Capacity to process selected surveys is strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. The Inception Workshop was held on 18 January 2012; The training need assessment was conducted including training needs, the new statistical law and the competence profiles of Lao Statistics Bureau staff. the first and second quarterly report have been submitted.

2. The two trainings on Applied Statistics and two trainings on data editing and cleaning by using a real database have been conducted; 20 technical staff from Lao Statistics Bureau , Ministry of Education and Sport, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and National University of Laos as well as Vientiane Capital Statistics Unit have been trained; the next training has been scheduled for final week of September 2012; the training at Vientiane Statistics Unit facilitated by the trained staff from the basic statistics training will be conducted in November 2012.

4. The Law and its Decree was approved by the Governement in 2012. Two Desiminiation Workshop were conducted in first quarter of 2013 for high official and technical staff of the line ministries.

5. TOT exercise took place through training for the LSB staff who will be TOT. So far, there are about 15 TOT in the technical pools. Three regional training in norther, central, and southern part of Laos were conduted by TOT.

6. Draft traning and guideline manual is developed. It is under the progress of consultation, translation, and editing by National University of Laos.

7. Two Evaluation and Monitoring reports were conducted by LSB team without any cost.

8. Eight line ministries submitted proposals to LSB for conducting training on Basic Statistics.

9. Government final TCR was prepared and submitted to LRM

Geographical Location
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

Individual consultants will be used who will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.


1. Institutional and HR Strategy Consultant (2PM)

2. Statistics Training Implementation Consultant (8PM)

3. Survery Data Processing Consultant (2PM)


1. Statistics Consultant (12PM)

Responsible ADB Officer Louangraj, Phantouleth
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Statistic (DoS)
Dr Samaychanh Boupha
[email protected]
Ministry of Planning and Investment Luang Prabang Rd. Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Concept Clearance 17 Nov 2010
Fact Finding 16 Nov 2010 to 17 Nov 2010
Approval 14 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Nov 2010
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2014

TA 7738-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 11 Feb 2011 11 Feb 2011 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
690,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 690,000.00 14 Dec 2010 674,815.42

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