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.
|May 26, 2021||Message from the Chief Representative|
|January 22, 2021||JICA Laos Office Holiday 2021|
|November 2, 2020||<Round-table Meeting> The current situation and the challenges of Japan's legal technical assistance to Laos|
|October 30, 2020||Map of JICA Major Projects in Laos|
|July 20, 2020||Laos Outlook|
|October 6, 2021||Supporting the athletes of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Continuing to shape the future through sports|
|September 17, 2021||【Celebrating Japan’s BUS DAY】 From Asia to Eastern Europe, and Africa! Reliable Japanese bus service is expanding|
|August 16, 2021||JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Lao NOC/NPC president Sengdeuane|
|June 11, 2021||June 12 is “World Day Against Child Labour”: What can we do for the future of children and the world? JICA’s challenge against child labour|
|October 30, 2020||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Lao People's Democratic Republic: Supporting the sustainable development and power quality improvement of the Lao power sector|