Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA07) Green Growth Mainstreaming

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO3, SO6
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2020
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 40,305
Budget Percentage 117%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 47,017
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 40,305
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Department of Planning under Ministry of Planning and Investment; Department of Climate Change under Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project context, objectives and description

As the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP2016 – 2020 is approaching  its’ end, support will be required to follow through in continuing to push towards mainstreaming green growth in its developmental efforts by integrating the National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS) succinctly into the 9th NSEDP (2021 – 2025). Continuing to support the implementation of NGGS and mainstream green growth into sub-national, sector and sub-sector is very critical in order to effectively deliver the green growth outputs and outcomes. 

Government of Laos has set an ambitious goal toward achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) goals to its Paris Agreement. GoL previously submitted its 1st and 2nd National Communication (NCs) to the UNFCCC. However, the work has been done in an ad-hoc basis and there is no concrete system in place including the Measuring, Verification and Reporting of greenhouse gases. At current operations, this data is somewhat readily available; however, not well-synchronized. Creating a systematic and unified approach towards compiling GHG inventory across all sectors is integral to beginning the creation of an efficient and sustainable towards quality and time-efficient data collection. 

The project objective is to provide technical support to the development of the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP), Monitoring Reporting & Verification (MRV) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: GHG emission are reduced, green jobs are created, and adaptation measures to climate change are enhanced. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • 1 Capacity building activity in the form of workshop on MRV-Energy Sector Training. 
  • 2 Consultation meetings on NDC revision preparations 


Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Jaeseung Lee 

Annaka Peterson, Christophe Assicot, Siddhartha Naduri 


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