Green Resilient Growth DPF (WB-P159956)

  • Laos
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 31, 2017
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Government of Laos
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 38.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 38.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 19, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 10, 2016

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Project Description
The First Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy Operation Project for Laos is to support the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) in achieving fiscal stability and consolidating its pathway towards green growth. This program document describes a development policy credit in the amount of special drawing rights (SDR) 28.5 million to the Government of the Lao PDR (GoL), the first in a series of three single-tranche programmatic development policy financing (DPF) operations. Lao PDR has achieved rapid economic growth in recent years and poverty has declined, but inequality has increased and natural resources are being depleted. Economic growth in Lao PDR has relied on the exploitation of its natural resources and is not sustainable because of the depletion of the resources and increasing adverse environmental effects. The reforms program will incorporate green growth principles across the national development strategy and selected sectors. Pillar one will support economic management actions aimed at addressing key macroeconomic risks. Pillar two will provide the cross-sectoral foundation for improved direction, planning, and accountability to make the sectors of growth cleaner, more resource-efficient, and resilient. Pillar three will initiate implementation of targeted actions to reduce the environmental impacts of hydropower, logging, and agriculture, and ensure that growth generated from these sectors is sustainable in the long term. Pillar three will also initiate implementation of targeted actions to control air, water, and soil pollution, and improve environmental quality
Investment Description

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