Asian Development Bank and Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016
Asian Development Bank and Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

The ADB program in Lao PDR has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country's economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB is one of the Lao PDR’s largest multilateral financiers, providing $1.94 billion in loans since 1966.

Since starting operations in the Lao PDR, ADB has responded to the country’s changing development priorities—from an early emphasis on agriculture in the 1980s, to roads and transportation in the 1990s, and to education, energy, and regional integration in the 2000s. ADB assistance to the Lao PDR is consistent with the rapidly evolving development needs of a lower-middle-income country.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Lao PDR as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.