IBI is implementing the USAID-funded Laos Business Environment (LBE) project, which is designed to support economic growth. This five-year project will support Lao PDR’s (Laos) economic reform agenda, and will strengthen government’s ability to respond to the needs of Laotian businesses, and improve the Laos business enabling environment. This approach will enable the private sector, and especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), make a greater contribution to Laos’ economic growth, employment, and Laotian citizen income levels.
The project has three components:
1. Improve the competitiveness of SMEs in high priority sectors
2. Inclusive Public-Private Sector Collaboration and
3. More Effective Facilitation of Market Economy.
We will be posting updates as this ground-breaking program gets underway!
At the end of four years, USAID expects that API will have supported inclusive economic growth and prosperity, promoted transparent, rules-based governance, and contributed to regional cooperation in ASEAN. Stay tuned as we report on the progress of our activities.