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

ADB support to the Lao PDR continues to focus on infrastructure and private sector development, enhanced human development, sustainable natural resource management, and climate resilience.

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ADB's Work in the Lao PDR

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) completed a voluntary national review of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The country is on track for achieving SDGs on clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, and responsible consumption and production. Progress on water supply and sanitation is particularly noteworthy, with ADB supporting water supply connections to 2% of households across the country. Progress on the remaining 14 SDGs has been more moderate. The Government of the Lao PDR is prioritizing education, health, and social protection in its 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) as part of its strategy to graduate from the United Nation’s Least Developed Country category by 2026.

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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 Pakistan, 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.

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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
Emma R. ALLEN (Ms)
Senior Country Economist
Souphavanh PHONMANY (Ms)
Communications Coordinator/NGO Focal Point

Lao PDR Resident Mission's (LRM) primary role includes:

  • Government, development partners, civil society, and private sector relations
  • Country programming
  • Policy dialogue and support
  • Country reporting
  • Aid coordination
  • External relations and information dissemination
  • Portfolio management and project administration

LRM also assists with:

  • Project and technical assistance processing
  • Economic and sector work and other analytical work

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

Last updated: 14 December 2022