Asian Development Bank and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) will focus on infrastructure and private sector development to support employment and income generation, with environmental sustainability, gender equality, and good governance as crosscutting themes.

More recently, ADB assistance has increasingly focused on regional cooperation and integration to strengthen the Lao PDR’s international trade and competitiveness. The country is also incorporating measures into its forthcoming National Socio-economic Development Plan to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, expand quality human resources, foster sustainable environmental management, and build climate resilience.

The ADB country operations business plan, 2020–2022 for the Lao PDR blends knowledge work with financing to help the government achieve its desired development outcomes.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.