Economy and commerce

8th Five-year National Socio-economic Development Plan (2016–2020)

The Government of Lao PDR’s 8th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) is a continuation of the 7th Five-Year Plan. The Plan is regarded as a measure for achieving socio-economic development, industrialization and modernization towards the year 2020. To view a copy of this 8th plan, click here.   ...

MI opens applications to regional training on rural e-commerce development

Mekong Institute, with the support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China through the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund, is organizing a regional modular training program on “Rural E-commerce Development in Lancang-Mekong.” The training program consists of three phases scheduled between October 2018 and March 2019. Keep ...

Data for good exchange 2018

 On Sunday, September 16, 2018, the 5th edition of the Data for Good Exchange will be reconvened.The overall theme for this year’s gathering will be “Our Data for Good?” or how data scientists, corporations, policy makers and researchers can collaborate on data science projects that result in ...

New report: Measurement to Assess the Effectiveness of System-level and SDG Investing

A new report provides investors with a breakthrough roadmap for measuring the effectiveness of system-level investing strategies, including measuring progress toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Access the report ...

Technical Workshop on Productivity Drivers in Asia: The Firm-Level Perspective

Researchers at the Business School of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created the Productivity Research Network (PRN), in collaboration with the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research (ABFER) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). Their objective is to promote empirically based ...

Asian Development Bank

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Financial Sector and Trade Finance Conference

ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) will have its first Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Financial Sector and Trade Finance Conference on 18-19 January 2018 at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.Delegates from ADB member countries of Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, ...

Asian Development Bank

International Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy: Riding the Waves of Technological Change: The Way Forward to Drive Productivity and Alleviate Inequality

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will hold an international Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy in Bali, Indonesia on December 7-8, 2017.The invitation-only forum is themed “Riding the Waves of Technological Change: The Way Forward to Drive Productivity and Alleviate Inequality”Participants will be senior ...

The Asian Development Bank

Syan Mining Project latest: deal struck with Laos PDR government and location for forthcoming cryptocurrency mining facility identified

Syan Technologies of Hong Kong have struck a deal with the government of Laos PDR to begin preparations regarding the deployment of a hydroelectric-powered cryptocurrency mining facility on the Mekong River, close to the border with neighbouring Thailand.Discussions have been underway now for a number ...

Syan Technologies Limited

TREND analytics

Trade & Environment Database (TREND) interactive world map makes finding data stories on trade and environment easy. Journalists, researchers, and others can get an overview of the number of environmental provisions by country, in any chosen period, within a click.TREND analytics is a joint project of the German Development ...

German Development Institute, Laval University

Responsible large scale agricultural investment in the Mekong Region: an online dialogue, 9-20 October 2017

MLIKE (Mekong Land Information and Knowledge Exchange) will host an online dialogue on the theme of ‘Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong’ in collaboration with the Mekong Region Land Governance project (MRLG) and the Land Portal. The objective of the dialogue is to offer ...


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