ADB operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic support quality, sustainable, inclusive, and green growth for COVID-19 recovery, with a focus on health care and food security.
Economic growth in the Lao PDR is forecast to be slower than expected due to weaker growth prospects in the PRC, adverse weather conditions brought about by the late onset of the monsoon season, and macroeconomic pressures arising from unsustainable public debt and a weak Lao kip.
The Lao PDR aims to promote quality, sustainable, inclusive, and green growth in the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to graduate from least developed country status in 2026.
This report explains how Southeast Asia can become a leader in renewable energy manufacturing and the benefits this will bring by boosting jobs, improving energy security, and helping the region meet its climate targets.
This brochure outlines how the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen regional cooperation and integration to help drive growth, a green recovery, and inclusion.
The economy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) gradually recovered in 2022, supported by the reopening of the country’s borders and improved mobility after a 2-year closure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
To date, ADB has committed 364 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $2.6 billion to the Lao PDR. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to the Lao PDR amount to $2.41 billion.
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)
Lao PDR Resident Mission's (LRM) primary role includes:
LRM also assists with:
The Lao PDR Resident Mission will be closed on these dates:
Last updated: 14 December 2022