GOVERNMENT FOCAL POINTS:

Bounpone Sengthong | Deputy Director General | Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment | bounpone.sth@gmail.com

MDB FOCAL POINTS (country level):
ADB:

Sisavanh Phanouvong | Sr. Implementation Officer | sphanouvong@adb.org

IFC:

Phongsavanh Phomkong | Head of Office | pphomkong@ifc.org
Michael Allen Brady| Senior Operations Officer | ​MBrady1@ifc.org

WB:

Robert Ragland Davis | Senior Forestry Specialist | rdavis1@worldbank.org
Soudalath Silaphet | Climate-Smart Investment Specialist ​| ​ssilaphet@worldbank.org


COUNTRY MISSIONS:

Scoping Mission: January 19-21, 2011
Terms of Reference | Completion Report 

Joint Mission: June 6-10, 2011
Terms of Reference | Completion Report

Technical Mission: September 8-16, 2011
Terms of Reference | Completion Report

INVESTMENT PLAN:

Proposed Decision | Lao PDR - Investment Plan | Letter of Submission (Investment Plan) | Supplemental DocumentLetter of Submission (Supplemental Document)Emission Reduction Calculations Document | Expert Quality Review
Approved on January 27, 2012 (Decision)
Endorsement Letter for Supplemental Document (January 31, 2012)
Endorsement Letter for Investment Plan (November 21, 2011)
Endorsed in principle, with request for Supplemental Document, on October 31, 2011 (Decision)

Comments from the Sub-Committee:
United States (January 10, 2012)
Japan (January 24, 2012)
United States (January 25, 2012)
Norway (January 25, 2012)
United Kingdom (April 18, 2012)

PROJECTS:

Lao PDR: Protecting Forests for Sustainable Ecosystem Services 
Project Details
Cover Note | Annex | MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS) | Proposed Decision
Approved on May 23, 2016 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 12.84 million (grant funding)
USD 455,000 (Second Tranche) 

Comments and Responses:

US Comments (May 2, 2016)
ADB Response to US( April 8, 2016)
ADB Response to US and UK Comments (May 18,2016)

Smallholder Forestry Project
Project Details
Cover Note | Proposed Decision
Approved on June 24, 2013 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 3.0 million (grant funding)

Comments and Responses:
United Kingdom (June 7, 2013)
United States (June 7, 2013) 
United Kingdom (June 21, 2013)
United States (June 21, 2013)
IFC Response to United States and United Kingdom (June 18, 2013) 

Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management (PSFM)
Project Details
Cover Note | Project Document | MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS) | Proposed Decision
Approved on April 3, 2013 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s): 
USD 12.83 million (grant funding)
USD 245,000 (MPIS)

Project Preparation Grant
Project Preparation Grant Proposal (Page 89)
Approved on October 31, 2011
Approved amount(s):
USD 500,000 (Preparation grant)

Comments and Responses:
United States (March 22, 2013)
Australia (March 22, 2013)
Global Witness (March 22, 2013)
United Kingdom (March 25, 2013)
Response from IBRD to United States, Australia, United Kingdom & Global Witness (March 29, 2013)

Protecting Forests for Ecosystem Services (ADB)
Project Preparation Grant (PPG)
Project Details
Proposed Decision | Project Preparation Grant Proposal
Approved on January 27, 2011 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 500,000 (Preparation grant)