Lao PDR: Development Effectiveness Brief 2010 | Asian Development Bank

Lao PDR: Development Effectiveness Brief 2010

Publication | November 2010
Lao PDR: Development Effectiveness Brief 2010

As of December 2009, ADB has extended approved loans and grants of almost $1.4 billion, with 95% from the Asian Development Fund. ADB has also extended $122.6 million in technical assistance.

As the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s largest multilateral development partner, ADB has been providing financial assistance since 1968. Support in the 1970s and 1980s was focused mostly on roads, agriculture and other infrastructure improvements, but this has broadened in recent years to include assistance for public financial management, health and education, private sector development, regional integration, hydropower development, and climate change adaptation measures.

The Lao PDR became a founding member of ADB in 1966, and since then has received approved loans and grants of almost $1.4 billion, with 95% from the Asian Development Fund, a concessional financing window for poorer developing member countries. ADB has also extended $122.6 million in technical assistance and to maximize the impact of its work it seeks cofinancing support with total cumulative contributions received at end 2009 of around $162 million.

Contents 

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic Development Indicators
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic and ADB: From Isolation to Integration
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges: The Road Ahead