Using a business-led approach, the program works with MSMEs to reduce the social and environmental impacts of tourism.

Tags: Tourism, Lao PDR, Sustainable Development Goals, Environment

This brief sets out ways Lao PDR can offset the financial impacts of climate change and start improving its creditworthiness to unlock green growth.

Tags: Lao PDR, Economy, Environment, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate change and disaster risk management

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.

Tags: Lao PDR, Urban development, Sustainable Development Goals, Tourism, Information and communications technology

The financing package is the largest syndicated renewable project financing transaction among ASEAN countries to date.

Tags: SEADS 2023, Climate change and disaster risk management, Finance, Environment, Energy, Lao PDR

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. 

Tags: SEADS 2023, Indonesia, Malaysia, Finance, Climate change and disaster risk management, Environment, Lao PDR

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, ASEAN, 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