Overall Objective

GGGI is supporting the government in Lao PDR to develop a National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS), which will provide policy direction on the mainstreaming of green growth into national, sub-national, and sector strategies and policies.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Jaeseung Lee

Country Representative- Laos

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

National Economic Research Institute (NERI)

Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Vientiane Urban Development and Administration Authority (VUDAA)

Context

Lao PDR has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, averaging 7.9% GDP growth during its 7th Five-Year National Social Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) 2011-2015. By 2015, Lao PDR’ poverty rate was reduced to 19.7%, its human development index increased, and its labor structure improved with increased percentage of labor employed in industry and service sectors. However, these national gains are tempered when compared against regional peers, as Lao PDR has been less successful in translating growth into job creation and poverty reduction.

These growth outcomes, and the impact they have had on Lao PDR’ environment, are due to several overarching trends and challenges, including a two-fold increase in urban population in less than two decades, minimal institutional coordination, lack of financial resources and financial planning capacity for sustainable development, and lack of effective regulations on natural resource use, combined with a weak tax structure on environmentally harmful production and consumption.

Nevertheless, the Government of Lao PDR (GoL) is committed to graduating the country out of the LDC group by 2020, and doing so with a greater emphasis on the quality of growth. The Lao PDR Vision to 2030 and its 10-year Strategy (2016-2025), as well as the five-year 8th NSEDP 2016-2020, all clearly identified policy priorities on LDC graduation, increased human capacity, regional and international integration, and sustainable development. The three policy documents focus on green growth and its contribution to long-term social economic development goals.

GGGI is supporting the government in Lao PDR to develop a National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS), which will provide policy direction on the mainstreaming of green growth into national, sub-national, and sector strategies and policies.

News

News • November 21, 2018

Training on Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) sponsored by GGGI and World Bank in Vang Vieng, Laos PDR

Vang Vieng, Lao PDR, November 19-21 – The GGGI Lao PDR team in partnership with the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) held a workshop on Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) in Vang Vieng, Lao PDR today. This event included experts from GGGI and line ministries and key […]

News • November 16, 2018

Gender equality key to green growth in Lao PDR says new policy brief, potentially adding USD 3.7 billion to annual GDP by 2025

Vientiane, November 16 (GGGI) – Improving gender equality can have a profound effect on economic growth and is integral to maximising green growth, according to a new policy brief by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The policy brief focuses on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), identifying some of the barriers to inclusive […]

News • November 14, 2018

Consultation Workshop on Implementing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in Lao PDR

On November 13-14, the GGGI Lao PDR team in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) held a two-day consultation workshop on implementing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in Lao PDR at the National Convention Center. This event included representatives of the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER), relevant […]

News • August 17, 2018

Kick-off Workshop on GCF Readiness Project

On August 16, the GGGI Lao PDR team in partnership with the Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) held a workshop on Readiness Support to Enhance Green Finance in the area of Green Cities at the National Convention Center, Vientiane Capital. This event included representatives of relevant government divisions as […]

News • July 13, 2018

GGGI holds multi-stakeholder discussions and interviews to improve the solid waste management system in Vientiane, Lao PDR

On July 9 -13, GGGI in partnership with the Vientiane City Office for Management and Services (VCOMS) conducted a stakeholder research study with the aim of developing a sustainable solid waste management system in Vientiane, Lao PDR and linking it to future project development and implementation studies. A focus group discussion (FGD) was attended by […]

News • May 10, 2018

High-level Dialogue on Green Growth in Lao PDR

The GGGI Lao team participated in the High-Level Dialogue on the National Green Growth Strategy, held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Vientiane on May 10. The Dialogue brought together stakeholders from across the government and development partners to provide feedback on the first draft of Lao PDR’s National Green Growth Strategy. Dr. Marianne Fay, […]

News • May 9, 2018

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Mr. Chan-Ho Park, Director and Head of Programs of Large and Emerging Economies delivered presentations at the “International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change” on May 9 in Seoul. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea […]

News • March 29, 2018

Lao PDR and GGGI work together to make progress on NDC implementation to tackle climate change

  On March 29, in the capital of Vientiane, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment co-hosted a meeting of the Technical Working Group on Climate Change (TWGCC).  The TWGCC includes representatives from across several ministries and agencies namely Electricite du Laos (EDL), the […]

News • February 19, 2018

Charting Lao PDR’s Green Growth Path

On the occasion of GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman’s visit to Lao PDR on February 19, the Government of Lao PDR and GGGI took the opportunity to announce Lao PDR’s membership and discuss the opportunities for promoting green growth in Lao PDR. In recent years, economic growth in Lao PDR has averaged around 7 percent […]

News • December 22, 2017

GGGI co-organizes a Green Growth Forum in Lao PDR

On December 21, GGGI co-organized a Green Growth Forum in Lao PDR. The Forum brought together stakeholders across line ministries and development partners to discuss green growth and potential priorities for the national green growth strategy, which is currently being formulated. In 2014, the Government of Lao PDR set its sights on pursuit of green […]

Projects

Project
Readiness support to enhance green finance in the area of green cities in Lao PDR
Start Date Q2 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 476 485
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
National and Sub-national planning, financing and budgeting for Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 667 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Gender Inclusive Green Growth in Lao PDR Lao PDR  • Cross Cutting
Report
Gender Inclusive Green Growth in Lao PDR

Lao PDR  • Cross Cutting

Solid Waste Management in Lao P.D.R Lao PDR  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Solid Waste Management in Lao P.D.R

Lao PDR  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Country Report Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Country Report

Lao PDR

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Summary Report Lao PDR  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Summary Report

Lao PDR  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Jaeseung Lee

Country Representative- Laos

Bounma Thor

Associate, Laos Program

Annaka Marie Peterson

Sr Officer - Lao PDR program