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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Lao PDR (English)

Doing business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143927 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

Improving Starting a Business in Lao PDR (English)

Reforming the business environment, as measured by the Doing Business indicators, remains a top priority for the Government of Lao PDR (GoL). Based on the Prime Minister's Order No.02 on Feb. 1, 2018, relevant line ministries have started to reform indicator-linked areas by setting up working committees led by deputy ministers and comprised of senior and technical officials from relevant departments. ... See More +

Brief 143370 OCT 01, 2019

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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Joint World Bank-IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis : August 2019 (English)

Lao P.D.R.’s risks of external and overall debt distress continue to be assessed as high. Under the revised low-income country debt sustainability framework (LIC DSF), its debt carrying capacity has deteriorated and most external and total public debt indicators breach their respective indicative thresholds and benchmarks under the baseline scenarios. ... See More +

Working Paper 142539 AUG 01, 2019

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Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (Laotian)

Economic growth in Lao PDR is projected to rebound to 6.5 percent in 2019, up from 6.3 percent in 2018. This pick up is expected to be driven by growth of the construction sector supported by investments in large infrastructure projects, and a resilient services sector, led by wholesale and retail trade growth. ... See More +

Report 140689 AUG 01, 2019

Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Davading,Somneuk; Kularatne,Chandana; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha; Lim, Jiamin; Amin,Mohammad English Disclosed

Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (English)

Economic growth in Lao PDR is projected to rebound to 6.5 percent in 2019, up from 6.3 percent in 2018. This pick up is expected to be driven by growth of the construction sector supported by investments in large infrastructure projects, and a resilient services sector, led by wholesale and retail trade growth. ... See More +

Report 140689 AUG 01, 2019

Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Davading,Somneuk; Kularatne,Chandana; Obeyesekere,Sheannal Anthony Manindha; Lim,Jiamin; Amin,Mohammad Laotian Disclosed

Partnerships and Opportunities for a New Green Forest Economy in Lao PDR: SustainingForest Landscapes and Livelihoods (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Laotian)

Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has a comparative advantage in natural capital, which has fueled economic growth averaging around 8 percent per annum since 2000. ... See More +

Report 137856 JUN 14, 2019

Danyo,Stephen Disclosed

Partnerships and Opportunities for a New Green Forest Economy in Lao PDR: SustainingForest Landscapes and Livelihoods (English)

Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has a comparative advantage in natural capital, which has fueled economic growth averaging around 8 percent per annum since 2000. ... See More +

Report 137856 JUN 14, 2019

Disclosed

Developing Nature-Based Tourism as a Strategic Sector for Green Growth in Lao PDR : Synthesis Report (English)

Lao PDR faces a great opportunity to develop its tourism sector, in particular nature-based tourism (NBT), to create greener, more resilient economic growth and good jobs from its attractive landscapes and wildlife. ... See More +

Working Paper 138044 JUN 11, 2019

Disclosed

Lao PDR - Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project (English)

Lao PDR is a mountainous and water rich country located almost entirely within the Mekong River Basin, which is one of the world's largest river systems, and has significant hydropower potential, for both domestic use and export to neighboring countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 135788 APR 02, 2019

Mehta,Nishtha; Inthavong,Viengsompasong Disclosed

Lao PDR - Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (English)

Lao PDR made impressive gains in water and sanitation access during its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals. From 1995 to 2015, access to improved water supply increased from 40 to 76 percent, and improved sanitation access increased from 21 to 74 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 135790 APR 02, 2019

Mehta,Nishtha; Inthavong,Viengsompasong Disclosed

Lao PDR - Power Grid Improvement Project (English)

The energy policy in Lao PDR focuses making energy supplies affordable and reliable while also ensuring the exploitation of energy resources is done in an environmentally-friendly, efficient and sustainable manner. ... See More +

Working Paper 135791 APR 02, 2019

Sedogo,Leopold Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project (English)

The hydropower and mining sectors are core drivers of growth for the Lao PDR economy, together accounting for over 21 percent of government revenue in 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 135789 APR 02, 2019

Kadono,Takafumi Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment (English)

Efficient utilization of overall resources through sound public financial management (PFM), good governance and oversight are priorities in the Lao PDR government’s reform agenda. ... See More +

Report AUS0000591 MAR 27, 2019

Weiner,Fanny; Short,John J.; Zaitra,Sylvie Suzanne; Phomsengsavanh,Viengmala; Dapaah,Maxwell Bruku; Vongviengkham,Saysanith Disclosed

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

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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Lao PDR (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143927 Working Paper
Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Risk Based Approach to Anti-Money Laundering Supervision Project : Third Advisory Support Mission - October 21 to 24, 2019 (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 145718 Report
Improving Starting a Business in Lao PDR (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 143370 Brief
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Joint World Bank-IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis : August 2019 (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142539 Working Paper
Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (Laotian)
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AUG 01, 2019 140689 Report English
Lao PDR Economic Monitor : Maintaining Economic Stability (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140689 Report Laotian
Partnerships and Opportunities for a New Green Forest Economy in Lao PDR: SustainingForest Landscapes and Livelihoods (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Laotian)
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JUN 14, 2019 137856 Report
Partnerships and Opportunities for a New Green Forest Economy in Lao PDR: SustainingForest Landscapes and Livelihoods (English)
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JUN 14, 2019 137856 Report
Developing Nature-Based Tourism as a Strategic Sector for Green Growth in Lao PDR : Synthesis Report (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 138044 Working Paper
Lao PDR - Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project (English)
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APR 02, 2019 135788 Working Paper
Lao PDR - Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (English)
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APR 02, 2019 135790 Working Paper
Lao PDR - Power Grid Improvement Project (English)
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APR 02, 2019 135791 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project (English)
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APR 02, 2019 135789 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment (English)
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MAR 27, 2019 AUS0000591 Report
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