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Laos, which is located in the inland part of the Indochina Peninsula, has seen steady economic growth in recent years. However, it is still among the least developed countries due to factors such as geography, topography, population, and human resources.

In response, the Government of Lao PDR has formulated the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) (2016-2020) and is working on various policies to achieve balanced and sustainable development. Based on the 8th NSEDP and "The Japan-Lao PDR Joint Development Cooperation Plan for the Sustainable Development of Lao PDR" that was agreed upon in September 2016, JICA has set three pillars of cooperation; 1) strengthening connectivity with countries in the region on the tangible and intangible fronts; 2) Develop the industrial human resources in order to diversify Lao PDR's industries and enhance their competitiveness; 3) Rectify disparity through balanced urban and regional development that takes environmental and cultural preservation into account. In order to steadily implement these three pillars, JICA is also tackling cross-sectoral issues such as macroeconomic and fiscal stabilization, promotion of the rule of law, enhancement of administrative capabilities, and removal of unexploded ordnance.

Office Information
JICA Laos Office
2nd Floor, Sacombank Building, 044 Haengboun Rd, Ban Haisok, Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital, Lao P.D.R
(JICA Laos Office P.O.Box 3933, Vientiane, LAO P.D.R.)

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What's New

October 3, 2018 Heroic Efforts for World Clean Up Day
September 19, 2018 Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Support for capacity enhancement for Unexploded Ordnance Clearance closer after discussions
September 7, 2018 Brochure
June 5, 2018 JICA Working Hours and Holiday in 2018
February 21, 2018 Message from the Chief Representative

News & Features

July 27, 2018 Emergency Assistance to Lao PDR in Response to the massive flood
June 19, 2018 JICA President Kitaoka Holds Talks With Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun
May 15, 2018 JICA Experts, Back in Japan, Are Granted an Audience with Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako
February 15, 2018 Signing of Grant Agreement with Laos: Support for central hospitals in the capital and an outlying region to provide high-quality medical services and to achieve UHC
December 19, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Supporting the creation of a licensing system for healthcare professionals toward achieving Universal Health Coverage

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