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.
A study of Southeast Asian businesses shows what not to do during a crisis.
This report analyzes the positive and negative impacts of shifting to electric vehicles from internal combustion engines vehicles.
Provincial Facilitation for Investment and Trade Index: Measuring Economic Governance for Business Development in the Lao People’s Democratic RepublicThis report surveyed more than 1,000 businesses to gauge how well provinces support private sector development.
Towards Reducing Single-Use Plastics in Lao PDR: Options for a National Policy Strategy and Action PlanThis 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.
This report analyzes Lao PDR’s development achievements and discusses policy recommendations for further development of the agriculture and tourism sectors.
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.