Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and ADB

ADB operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic focus on promoting sustainable public finances, enhancing equitable access to services, and advancing climate commitments.

In the Spotlight

  • Development Asia

    Securing Lao PDR’s Food and Nutrition Future

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is facing economic challenges stemming from an unsustainable debt burden, which has now affected the future of its food security and nutrition.

  • Video

    Partnership Report 2023 Overview

    ADB’s Partnership Report 2023: Climate Action, Sustainable Development is a digital publication that highlights how ADB and its partners accelerated climate action and sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region in 2023, bolstered by a 44% increase in cofinancing compared to 2022.

  • Video

    Safeguarding Livelihoods in Lao PDR

    In Lao People's Democratic Republic, ADB has supported an infrastructure project that not only drives economic growth and sustainable development but ensures that livelihoods of affected communities are protected.

  • Brochures and Flyers

    Asian Development Bank and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

    ADB operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) focus on promoting sustainable public finances, enhancing equitable access to services, and advancing climate commitments.

 

Lao PDR Facts

ADB's Work in the Lao PDR

ADB operations in the Lao PDR focus on promoting sustainable public finances, enhancing equitable access to services, and advancing climate commitments.

To date, ADB has committed 365 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $2.7 billion to the Lao PDR. ADB’s current sovereign portfolio in the Lao PDR includes 10 loans and 7 grants worth $571.5 million.


 

Data: Lao PDR

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for the Lao PDR, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

 

ADB Projects in the Lao PDR View all projects

 
 

Contact: Lao PDR Resident Mission (LRM)

Corner of Lanexang Av. and Samsenthai Rd., P.O. Box 9724, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Tel +856 21 250444
Fax +856 21 250333

Sonomi Tanaka (Ms)
Country Director
E-mail
Emma R. Allen (Ms)
Senior Country Economist
E-mail
Souphavanh Phonmany (Ms)
Communications Coordinator/NGO Focal Point
E-mail

The Lao PDR Resident Mission will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 3 November 2023