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

Themes

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 • December 2, 2020

Consultation Workshop on a Wastewater Management Strategy for Pakse City

Pakse City, Champasack Province, November 20, 2020 – Department of Public Works and Transport, Champasack province, and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) jointly hosted a consultation workshop to draft a wastewater management strategy for Paske city. The objective of the workshop was to get inputs from the village authorities and other stakeholders on the […]

News • December 2, 2020

Consultation Workshop for Fecal Sludge Management System for Pakse City

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR, November 18, 2020 – Pakse city, Department of Public Works and Transport, Champasack province, and the Global Green Growth Institute in Lao PDR (GGGI) jointly hosted the Consultation Workshop for Fecal Sludge Management System for Pakse City to discuss steps to improving the onsite sanitation systems in Pakse through […]

News • October 14, 2020

Ministry of Environment and GGGI Laos jointly organized the “Lao PDR 2020 Nationally Determined Contribution Validation and Finalizing Priority Areas for Lao PDR GCF Country Program” Workshop

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR; October 6, 2020 – The Department of Climate Change (DCC) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Laos office co-hosted a workshop to discuss two key important documents for climate change work in the country. The morning session was focused on validating the […]

News • September 28, 2020

Training Workshop on Green City Action Plan Development for Pakse City

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR, Aug 31- Sep 01, 2020.  Pakse City, the Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PTRI) under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) jointly hosted a training workshop on Green City Action Plan Development for Pakse to provide capacity building on […]

News • August 5, 2020

Orientation workshop on Green Growth Planning Manual (Vientiane, Lao PDR)

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR; July 23, 2020 – The Department of Planning (DoP) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) hosted a one-day workshop on the draft Green Growth Planning Manual in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported the development of […]

News • August 5, 2020

Scoping Workshop on the Green City Action Plan for Pakse City (LAO PDR)

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR;  July 22, 2020 – The Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PTRI) under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), jointly hosted a scoping workshop to present the concept of a Green City Action Plan (GCAP), including detailed work plans and […]

News • June 30, 2020

GGGI Laos established a Waste Recycling Bank in local schools of Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR, June 23-26, 2020 – Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), GGGI Laos in collaboration with Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS) and Department of Education and Sport (DES) has set up a “Waste Recycling Bank” in ten local schools in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The project aims to increase […]

News • June 17, 2020

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2020-2030

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, June 12, 2020 – Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Environment Protection Fund (EPF) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the stakeholder consultation workshop to validate a 10-year strategy on “Sustainable Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Vientiane 2020-2030.” The workshop […]

News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

News • March 9, 2020

South-South Knowledge Exchange Program on Sustainable Solid Waste Management between Vientiane and Pune Municipal Cooperation

Pune, India, March 2-6 – A delegation of 13 officials from Vientiane, Lao PDR headed by Mr.  Bounchanh Keosithamma, Director General of Vientiane Capital Office for Management and Service (VCOMS), arrived in Pune, India to learn about award-winning practices in decentralized waste collection services and waste-to-resource initiatives by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in collaboration with […]

News • January 31, 2020

Workshop on Development of Policy, Technical Standards, and Financing Measures for Electric Vehicles

January 21, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao team co-hosted a half-day workshop on the development of policy, technical standards and financing measures for electric vehicles (EV) in partnership and coordination with the Department of Transport (DOT) of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). This event brought together 70+ representatives […]

News • December 9, 2019

Launching Workshop on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Vientiane Capital and Pakse City.

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, December 9, 2019 – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the launching workshop on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Vientiane Capital and Pakse City. The four-year program is funded […]

News • November 11, 2019

City Leaders and Stakeholders Convene in Pakse to Discuss Climate Change and Urban Development in Lao PDR

Pakse, Lao PDR, November 1, 2019 – On the heels of large-scale flooding that hit several cities in Laos, including Pakse, the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and ICLEI gathered city leaders and stakeholders to discuss the importance of climate change […]

News • September 6, 2019

GGGI Lao Team held an introductory meeting on NDC Revision Process

GGGI Lao Team held an introductory meeting on NDC Revision Process August 27, 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR team in partnership with the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held an introductory meeting on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Revision Process for Lao […]

News • August 20, 2019

GGGI Laos Private Sector Engagement Workshop in Climate Change and Green Growth

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, August 1, 2019. The Department of Climate Change (DCC) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Laos office co-hosted a one-day workshop on private sector engagement in climate change and green growth in Lao PDR. The workshop was aimed to raise awareness […]

News • August 20, 2019

GGGI Lao Team held an introductory meeting on MRV for the Energy Sector

July 26, 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR team in partnership with the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held an introductory meeting on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System for the Energy sector in preparation for Lao PDR’s reporting commitments under the […]

News • August 12, 2019

Signing Ceremony of Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, July 26, 2019 – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) hosted the signing ceremony for the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) funded project on wastewater and solid waste management in two major cities, Vientiane Capital and Pakse. The project is to be implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). […]

News • May 20, 2019

Core Training on Climate Change Integration into Urban Development in Lao PDR

On May 13-14, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held a two-day technical training for city stakeholders with funding support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Participants from several ministries were joined by provincial and district level representatives from Vientiane Capital, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Champasack, and Luang […]

News • April 2, 2019

GGGI Laos team participates at Lao National EV Summit 2019

April 2, Vientiane – H.E. Mr. Khammany Inthirath, Minister of Energy and Mines, opened the Lao National Electric Vehicle Summit 2019 by providing background information in Lao PDR on energy generation and its outlook on strategic positioning toward e-mobility. H.E. Khammany laid out some foundations: infrastructure (charging stations and service centers), tax and custom, regulatory framework, […]

News • March 14, 2019

GGGI Laos Team Meet Vice Governor of Vientiane to discuss Green Cities Development

March 14, 2019, Vientiane –  The GGGI Lao PDR team, led by Dr. Jason Lee, its Country Representative and Ms. Annaka Peterson, Senior Officer, had a meeting with Mr. Keophilavanh Aphaylath, Vice Governor of the Vientiane capital along with representatives from departments within the City of Vientiane. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA04) Business Case for Electric Vehicle Dissemination in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 65,171
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA05) Preparatory work for the KOICA project on wastewater and solid waste management
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 49,106
Status Active
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA06) Technical support to prepare a solar auction in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 79,143
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA2) Readiness support to enhance green finance in the areas of green cities in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 May 04 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 524,629
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA07) Green Growth Mainstreaming
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 40,305
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA09) WW + SW Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Env Improvement in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 July 26, 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 660,963
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA11) Waste energy recovery program at industrial facilities
Start Date Q1 Jul 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 22,599
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – Global(MRV1) Development of GHGs Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
Start Date Q1 May 11 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 26,524
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Readiness support to enhance green finance in the area of green cities in Lao PDR
Start Date Q2 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 476,485
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
National and Sub-national planning, financing and budgeting for Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,667,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Mexico

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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

Christophe Assicot

Deputy Country Representative

Jaeseung Lee

Country Representative- Laos

Shomi Kim

Analyst- Policy Solutions