Using a business-led approach, the program works with MSMEs to reduce the social and environmental impacts of tourism.
This brief sets out ways Lao PDR can offset the financial impacts of climate change and start improving its creditworthiness to unlock green growth.
The project is expected to benefit 104,500 residents and 1.3 million annual visitors by 2031.
Using smart solutions, an ADB-backed project is helping future-proof the city to preserve its rich history and culture, while catering to the needs of residents and visitors.
ADB Signs Loan for First Cross-Border Wind Power Project in Asia, First Plant in Lao PDR and Largest in Southeast AsiaThe financing package is the largest syndicated renewable project financing transaction among ASEAN countries to date.
The fast-growing Islamic finance industry, which manages almost $4 trillion in total assets worldwide, has the potential to support the climate agenda, but demand- and supply-side challenges need to be addressed to unlock Shari’ah-compliant capital for climate finance.
Leveraging Benefits of Regional Economic Integration: The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Greater Mekong SubregionThis report shows how the Lao PDR can leverage its regional position to boost trade, increase agriculture, and harness the power of its cities to promote inclusive and equitable growth.
Building Better Local Business Environments: Accelerating Pandemic Recovery of Small Firms in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, and Viet NamThis brief explains the critical role small firms play in Southeast Asia's economy and what measures are needed to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interconnecting power grids in the region is a key strategy in strengthening energy security and transitioning to renewables through efficient resource sharing.
Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2021: Volume II—How Asia’s Small Businesses Survived a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey EvidenceThis report examines the experiences of Asia’s MSMEs during the first year of the pandemic and discusses post-pandemic policy actions for MSME development.