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Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)

This paper sheds light on key innovation patterns and constraints within a selected set of developing East Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8706 JAN 17, 2019

Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana Disclosed

Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Macroeconomic Stability Amidst Uncertainty (English)

Although decelerating from 6.9 percent the previous year, economic growth in 2018 is estimated to remain robust at 6.5 percent. The slowdown in growth in 2018 has been partly due to a combination of the following domestic factors : (i) the severe floods that hit the country during July – September 2018, which adversely affected agricultural production and damaged infrastructure in several provinces; (ii) the weak performance of the mining sector despite higher commodity prices; and (iii) continued fiscal consolidation, which contributed to slower credit growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 134324 JAN 01, 2019

Davading,Somneuk; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Kularatne,Chandana; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Hoppe,Mombert; Phounvixay,Vidaovanh; Masaki,Emiko; Mbuya,Nkosinathi Vusizihlobo; Pimhidzai,Obert; Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Phommalangsy,Phouvanh Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131749 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Making a Difference in People's Lives : Rural Electrification in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Grid connectivity in rural Lao PDR yields widespread benefits: substantial improvements in household income, spending, ownership of durable assets, and children's education. ... See More +

Brief 129736 SEP 01, 2018

Samad,Hussain A.; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

Transport Costs and Prices in Lao PDR : Unlocking the Potential of an Idle Fleet (English)

The cost of transport in Lao PDR is said to be higher than in neighboring countries, affectingthe competitiveness of producers and shippers alike. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000443 SEP 01, 2018

Ksoll,Christian; Apthorp,Paul Frederick; Phimphachanh,Pipong Disclosed

Potential Forest Loss and Biodiversity Risks from Road Improvement in Lao PDR (English)

This paper develops and applies a spatial econometric model that links road upgrading to forest clearing and biodiversity loss in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8569 AUG 27, 2018

Danyo,Stephen; Dasgupta,Susmita; Wheeler,David J. Disclosed

Taking Advantage of E-Commerce : Legal, Regulatory and Trade Facilitation Priorities for Lao PDR (English)

The rapid growth of e-commerce globally, including in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), helps lower the costs of trade for Lao PDR exporters, and reduces prices for consumers. ... See More +

Working Paper 129565 AUG 01, 2018

Bartley Johns,Marcus; Hoppe,Mombert; Molinuevo,Martin; Nghardsaysone,Konesawang; Daza Jaller,Lillyana Sophia Disclosed

Laos - Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project : Twenty-Eighth Report on the International Environmental and Social Panel of Experts (English)

In the Report on its 27th Mission, in response to a request from the Government of Lao PDR(GOL) for a recommendation to close the Resettlement Implementation Period (RIP) for theNam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project (NT2) immediately, the International Environmental and Social Panel of Experts (POE) recommended specific conditions for closure, subject to a review in mid-2018 and a finding that the conditions had been met. ... See More +

Working Paper 129708 JUL 01, 2018

Mcdowell,David K.; Mann,Elizabeth; Talb, Lee M. Laotian Disclosed

Laos - Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project : Twenty-Eighth Report on the International Environmental and Social Panel of Experts (Laotian)

In the Report on its 27th Mission, in response to a request from the Government of Lao PDR(GOL) for a recommendation to close the Resettlement Implementation Period (RIP) for theNam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project (NT2) immediately, the International Environmental and Social Panel of Experts (POE) recommended specific conditions for closure, subject to a review in mid-2018 and a finding that the conditions had been met. ... See More +

Working Paper 129708 JUL 01, 2018

Mcdowell,David K.; Mann,Elizabeth; Talb, Lee M. English Disclosed

Commercialization of Rice and Vegetables Value Chains in Lao PDR : Status and Prospects (English)

Rice is Lao PDR’s biggest agricultural commodity in terms of farmers involved in production, cropland area allocated, and food consumption. Rice also generates important economic spillover effects, supporting jobs in milling, trading, and food catering sectors nationwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 129711 JUN 20, 2018

Hoppe,Mombert; Zorya,Sergiy; Reichhuber,Anke; Sayarath,Kenekeo; Loundu,Wisambi; Soulitham,Somchay Disclosed

Lao PDR economic monitor : safeguarding stability - an ongoing agenda : thematic section - how can farmers get more for their rice and consumers pay less? (English)

Lao PDR’s GDP growth slightly decelerated to 6.9 percent in 2017, but remained robust. The economy is expected to further ease to 6.7 percent in 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 127222 JUN 01, 2018

Najdov,Evgenij; Davading,Somneuk; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Ngardsayson,Konesawang; Hoppe,Mombert; Zorya,Sergiy Disclosed

Multi-Sectoral Support To The Nutrition Convergence Agenda In Lao PDR (English)

Working Paper 129673 JUN 01, 2018

Laotian Disclosed

Multi-Sectoral Support To The Nutrition Convergence Agenda In Lao PDR (Laotian)

Working Paper 129673 JUN 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Digital Connectivity in Lao PDR – Lagging Behind Peers : A Short Assessment with Policy Recommendations to Catch Up (English)

Digital connectivity—access to affordable and reliable internet services—has become a key driver of economic and social development globally. Economic activities and government services are increasingly moving online. ... See More +

Working Paper 134271 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Laos - Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Project : twenty-seventh report of the international environmental and social panel of experts (English)

The 27th Report to the Government of Lao PDR (GOL) of the Panel of Experts (POE) on its mission of November-December 2017 reviews achievement of the Resettlement Objectives and Provisions (ROPs) in the Concession Agreement (CA) required for closure of the Resettlement Implementation Period (RIP), extended for two years to December 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper POE27 MAY 01, 2018

Mcdowell,David K.; Mann,Elizabeth; Talbot,Lee M. Disclosed

Bringing Power to Lao PDR’s Rural Poor (English)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is one of the fastest growing economies in East Asia and the Pacific. It has improved access to electricity and has become an important energy exporter. ... See More +

Brief 125074 MAR 01, 2018

ESMAP Disclosed

Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (English)

New available data suggests that the business environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is not improving, and may be deteriorating. ... See More +

Working Paper 123357 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Toward sustainable financing for immunization coverage in Lao PDR (Laotian)

The brief draws from the World Bank report, Managing Transition: Reaching the Vulnerable while Pursuing UHC in Lao PDR (World Bank, 2017b) which includes an in-depth assessment of the immunization program. ... See More +

Brief 121810 DEC 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Toward sustainable financing for immunization coverage in Lao PDR (English)

The brief draws from the World Bank report, Managing Transition: Reaching the Vulnerable while Pursuing UHC in Lao PDR (World Bank, 2017b) which includes an in-depth assessment of the immunization program. ... See More +

Brief 121810 DEC 01, 2017

Laotian Disclosed

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Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8706 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Macroeconomic Stability Amidst Uncertainty (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134324 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131749 Working Paper
Lao PDR - Public Finance Management Modernization Program 2016-2018 : ສປປລາວ - ໂຄງການການປັບປຸງການຈັດການເງິນການເງິນສາທາລະນະ 2016-2018 (Laotian)
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SEP 11, 2018 130491 Working Paper
Making a Difference in People's Lives : Rural Electrification in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129736 Brief
Transport Costs and Prices in Lao PDR : Unlocking the Potential of an Idle Fleet (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 AUS0000443 Working Paper
Potential Forest Loss and Biodiversity Risks from Road Improvement in Lao PDR (English)
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AUG 27, 2018 WPS8569 Policy Research Working Paper
Taking Advantage of E-Commerce : Legal, Regulatory and Trade Facilitation Priorities for Lao PDR (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129565 Working Paper
Laos - Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project : Twenty-Eighth Report on the International Environmental and Social Panel of Experts (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 129708 Working Paper Laotian
Laos - Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project : Twenty-Eighth Report on the International Environmental and Social Panel of Experts (Laotian)
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JUL 01, 2018 129708 Working Paper English
Commercialization of Rice and Vegetables Value Chains in Lao PDR : Status and Prospects (English)
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JUN 20, 2018 129711 Working Paper
Lao PDR economic monitor : safeguarding stability - an ongoing agenda : thematic section - how can farmers get more for their rice and consumers pay less? (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127222 Working Paper
Multi-Sectoral Support To The Nutrition Convergence Agenda In Lao PDR (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129673 Working Paper Laotian
Multi-Sectoral Support To The Nutrition Convergence Agenda In Lao PDR (Laotian)
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JUN 01, 2018 129673 Working Paper English
Digital Connectivity in Lao PDR – Lagging Behind Peers : A Short Assessment with Policy Recommendations to Catch Up (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 134271 Working Paper
Laos - Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Project : twenty-seventh report of the international environmental and social panel of experts (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 POE27 Working Paper
Bringing Power to Lao PDR’s Rural Poor (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125074 Brief
Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123357 Working Paper
Toward sustainable financing for immunization coverage in Lao PDR (Laotian)
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DEC 01, 2017 121810 Brief English
Toward sustainable financing for immunization coverage in Lao PDR (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121810 Brief Laotian