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ӯƱ operations in the Lao PDR focus on improving physical connectivity to catalyze private sector investment, generate employment, and boost incomes; developing skills that will promote nonresource sectors; and expanding access to health services to enhance labor productivity.

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Data: Lao PDR ? ӯƱ and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ӯƱ'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.

Poverty in the Lao PDR

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 of ӯƱ-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

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.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ӯƱs financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ӯƱ projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ӯƱs Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018

ӯƱ Projects in the Lao PDR

Project Results


22 Oct 2020 | ӯƱ Release

MSMEs Key to Southeast Asia's Post-COVID-19 Recovery ӯƱ

Strengthening the dynamics of MSMEs?with innovation and internationalization will be key to revitalizing Southeast Asian economies devastated by the COVID-19?pandemic, according to a new report from ӯƱ.

21 Oct 2020 | ӯƱ Release

ӯƱ Urges Southeast Asian Countries to Close Digital Divide, Promote Equitable Growth Amid COVID-19

ӯƱ?President Masatsugu Asakawa today urged Southeast Asian countries to expand investments in digital infrastructure and ensure equitable access to technology as economies recover from the COVID-19?pandemic.

15 Sep 2020 | ӯƱ from Country Offices

Lao PDR's Economic Growth to Contract in 2020, First Time Since Late 1980s

Economic growth of the Lao?PDR?will contract this year for the first time in decades, but will rebound next year as the country will start to recover from economic contraction caused by the COVID-19?outbreak, says a new...

25 May 2020 | ӯƱ from Country Offices

ӯƱ Approves $20 Million to Support Lao PDR's Emergency Response to COVID-19

ӯƱ?today approved a $20 million loan to support the Lao Peoples Democratic Republics (Lao PDR) response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


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