Lao PDR: Development Effectiveness Country Brief | Asian Development Bank

Lao PDR: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

Publication | October 2007
Lao PDR: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

ADB has remained a leading development partner of the Lao People's Democratic Republic since the country became a member in 1970. ADB's cumulative public sector lending stood at $1.17 billion as of 31 December 2006.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has been instrumental to the development of the country. Since its assistance to the Lao PDR began in 1970, ADB has remained a leading development partner of the country. As of 31 December 2006, cumulative public sector lending stood at $1.17 billion, comprising 68 loans (including two Greater Mekong Subregion loans), 5 grant projects amounting to $32.4 million, and 222 technical assistance projects totaling $108.8 million.

Sectors of ADB assistance include agriculture and natural resources, education, health, water supply and sanitation, transport and communications, finance, and energy .

Contents 

  • Selected Country Indicators
  • Overview of Country Achievements and Development Challenges
  • Volume and Performance of ADB Operations
  • Highlights of ADB Results on the Ground
  • Current ADB Portfolio and Assistance Pipeline
  • Ownership, Alignment, and Managing for Results in ADB Operations
  • ADB's Role in Donor Coordination and Harmonization Initiatives at the Country Level