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.
|November 28, 2022||ODA Map: Lao language version|
|November 24, 2022||NGO-JICA Japan Desk: Contact Us|
|November 9, 2022||ODA Map|
|September 29, 2022||NGO-JICA Japan Desk|
|December 10, 2021||JICA Laos Office Holiday 2022|
|November 24, 2022||Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan met with returned JOCV(Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and a Youth Volunteer for Nikkei Communities)|
|October 28, 2022||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Contributing to the sustainable development of the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang through urban transport improvement|
|September 2, 2022||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Laos: Integrated Energy Master Plan towards Sustainable Carbon Neutral Society|
|March 25, 2022||Signing of Grant Agreement with Laos: Contributing to the development of high-quality engineers through the improvement of facilities and laboratory equipment at the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Laos|
|February 3, 2022||Strengthen the Relationship between Japan and Laos - JICA Chair Special Lecture in Laos|