Over half a century ago, Lao PDR began its journey to become a modern nation and committed itself to long-term development ambitions. It has delivered electricity, schools, roads, and has become an important energy exporter.
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As of June 2015, the World Bank's current financing support to Lao PDR is $457 million in active ongoing support to programs (comprising US$383.7 million in IDA financing and US$73.3 million in trust funds). Additional IDA financing of US$200 million expected to be provided over the next 3 years. For more information, download the Lao PDR portfolio (pdf).