This 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.

Tags: Lao PDR, Trade and industry, Economy, Urban development, Agriculture and food security

This 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.

Tags: Private sector development, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam

Interconnecting power grids in the region is a key strategy in strengthening energy security and transitioning to renewables through efficient resource sharing.

Tags: Energy, ASEAN, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Singapore

This report examines the experiences of Asia’s MSMEs during the first year of the pandemic and discusses post-pandemic policy actions for MSME development.

Tags: MSMEs, COVID-19, Private sector development, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand

This report analyzes the positive and negative impacts of shifting to electric vehicles from internal combustion engines vehicles.

Tags: Environment, Transport, Lao PDR, ASEAN

This report assesses Lao PDR's situation in dealing with single-use plastic wastes and recommends policy options based on lessons from other countries and recommendations from stakeholders and experts. 

Tags: Environment, Lao PDR

This report analyzes Lao PDR’s development achievements and discusses policy recommendations for further development of the agriculture and tourism sectors.

Tags: Lao PDR, Agriculture and food security, Tourism

The initiative, which is backed by an ADB-managed trust fund, with support from the Government of Australia, aims to bridge the skills gap and raise the quality of the country’s workforce.

Tags: Education, Lao PDR