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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

Managing transitions : reaching the vulnerable while pursuing Universal Health Coverage (Vol. 2) : health financing system assessment in Lao PDR (English)

As Lao PDR prepares to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020 to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030, it also expects to face declining funding from external sources and the need to increase domestic financing for health. ... See More +

Working Paper 121809 DEC 01, 2017

Sorensen,Birte Holm; Masaki,Emiko; Panyanouvong,Thiphaphone; Vongsonephet,Thalalin; Thitsy,Sophavanh; Chamleunsab,Mayuly; Nanthalad,Khamhou; Obst,Michael Andreas; Nagpal,Somil; Komphasouk,Banthida Disclosed

Managing transitions : reaching the vulnerable while pursuing Universal Health Coverage : executive summary (English)

As Lao PDR prepares to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020 to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030, it also expects to face declining funding from external sources and the need to increase domestic financing for health. ... See More +

Working Paper 121809 DEC 01, 2017

Sorensen,Birte Holm; Masaki,Emiko; Panyanouvong,Thiphaphone; Vongsonephet,Thalalin; Thitsy,Sophavanh; Chamleunsab,Mayuly; Nanthalad,Khamhou; Obst,Michael Andreas; Nagpal,Somil; Komphasouk,Banthida Disclosed

Lao PDR economic monitor : lowering risks and reviving growth (English)

The Lao PDR Economic Monitor provides updates on macroeconomic developments and sectoral issues in the country. It is produced bi-annually and distributed widely to the government agencies, development partners, the private sector, think tanks, civil society organizations, and academia. ... See More +

Working Paper 121960 DEC 01, 2017

Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Najdov,Evgenij; Davading,Somneuk Disclosed

Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project update : Nakai Nam Theun watershed (English)

This note explains recent updates on the Project's environmental offset, the Nakai Nam Theun Watershed, one of the five key areas of the Nam Theun 2 Social and Environment Project. ... See More +

Working Paper 123176 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)

Trade facilitation projects often assume indirect benefits for small-scale, cross-border traders. Recent studies have shown the challenges faced in Africa by this population, especially women, but it remains unknown in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, despite large trade facilitation investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8249 NOV 21, 2017

Seror,Marlon Armand Remy; Record,Richard James Lowden; Clarke,Julian Latimer Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120936 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Nam Theun 2 hydropower project update : downstream program (English)

This note explains recent updates on the Project’s Downstream Program, one of five areas of the Nam Theun 2 Social and Environment Project. Notes about the Resettlement Implementation Period and the Revenue Management program were previously posted here. ... See More +

Working Paper 122066 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Formal informality : informal practices of formal firms as a key business constraint (English)

Despite strong economic growth in recent decades led by the resource-based sectors, Lao PDR facessignificant challenges, including high poverty rates and limited productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120867 NOV 01, 2017

Imboden,Anders Stensrud; Hoppe,Mombert Laotian Disclosed

Formal informality : informal practices of formal firms as a key business constraint (Laotian)

Despite strong economic growth in recent decades led by the resource-based sectors, Lao PDR facessignificant challenges, including high poverty rates and limited productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120867 NOV 01, 2017

Imboden,Anders Stensrud; Hoppe,Mombert English Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project update : revenue management (English)

This note explains recent updates on the Project’s Revenue Management Program, one of the five key areas of the Nam Theun 2 Social and Environment Project. ... See More +

Working Paper 121393 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project : Resettlement implementation period update note (English)

Working Paper 119557 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

New available data suggests that the Lao business environment is not improving, and might be deteriorating. The main constraints named by firms surveyed in the 2016 Enterprise Survey are the practices of the informal sector, with 40 percent of respondents identifying this issue, followed by tax rates at 33 percent and transportation at 23 percent. ... See More +

Brief 122170 AUG 01, 2017

English Disclosed

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

New available data suggests that the Lao business environment is not improving, and might be deteriorating. The main constraints named by firms surveyed in the 2016 Enterprise Survey are the practices of the informal sector, with 40 percent of respondents identifying this issue, followed by tax rates at 33 percent and transportation at 23 percent. ... See More +

Brief 122170 AUG 01, 2017

Laotian Disclosed

Small hydro resource mapping in Lao PDR : Inception report (English)

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by The World Bank Group (WBG) and supported by eleven bilateral donors. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 120466 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Enterprise surveys : Lao PDR country highlights 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 368 enterprises in Lao PDR from January 2016 through June 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 119223 JUN 26, 2017

Disclosed

Laos – Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project : Twenty-sixth report on the international environmental and social panel of experts (English)

The 26th Report of the Panel of Experts (POE) summarises evidence of progress on the Listof Actions (LoA) in the Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP) towards closure of theResettlement Implementation Period (RIP) by December 2017, comments on the MediumTerm Development Plan (MTDP) following closure, and suggests priority actions betweennow and the end of 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 118758 JUN 01, 2017

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

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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
Managing transitions : reaching the vulnerable while pursuing Universal Health Coverage (Vol. 2) : health financing system assessment in Lao PDR (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121809 Working Paper
Managing transitions : reaching the vulnerable while pursuing Universal Health Coverage : executive summary (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121809 Working Paper
Lao PDR economic monitor : lowering risks and reviving growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121960 Working Paper
Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project update : Nakai Nam Theun watershed (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123176 Working Paper
Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8249 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120936 Working Paper
Nam Theun 2 hydropower project update : downstream program (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122066 Working Paper
Formal informality : informal practices of formal firms as a key business constraint (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120867 Working Paper Laotian
Formal informality : informal practices of formal firms as a key business constraint (Laotian)
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NOV 01, 2017 120867 Working Paper English
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project update : revenue management (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121393 Working Paper
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project : Resettlement implementation period update note (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119557 Working Paper
Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (Laotian)
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AUG 01, 2017 122170 Brief English
Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 122170 Brief Laotian
Small hydro resource mapping in Lao PDR : Inception report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 120466 ESMAP Paper
Enterprise surveys : Lao PDR country highlights 2016 (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 119223 Working Paper
Laos – Nam Theun 2 Multipurpose Hydro Project : Twenty-sixth report on the international environmental and social panel of experts (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 118758 Working Paper