Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 28 Jan 2015

Project Name Second Private Sector and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Program - Subprogram 2
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 44057-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Industry and trade
Subsector Small and medium enterprise development
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan3037Asian Development Fund4,378
Loan3036Asian Development Fund15,111
Counterpart 250
TOTAL US$ 19,739

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Expansion of the SME formal sector

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved business environment for SMEs
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. SME Policy implemented which includes improvement in SME s access to services 2. Regulatory efficiency improved 3. Trade policy supporting SMEs development strengthened
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Program loan disbursed in November 2013. Initiated recruitment of individual consultant for the TA Loan (L3037). Recruitment of firms targetted in June 2014.
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2014 Apr 01
Consulting Services
Component 1: Business Climate Support (Firm 1) Output 1: Enterprise Registry International Enterprise Registry Expert (8 person-months, intermittent) Output 2: Regulatory Impact Assessment International Regulatory Expert/Team Leader (12 person-months, intermittent) 2 International Regulation Experts (18 person-months each, total of 36 person-months, intermittent) National Project Officer (30 person-months, intermittent) Component 2: Enhance SME Access to Technology through Intellectual Property (Firm 2) Geographic Indicator System International GI Consultant/Team Leader (6 person-months, intermittent) 2 International GI Auditor (1 person-month each, total of 2 person-months, intermittent) International GI Legal Specialist (8 person-months, intermittent) Component 3: Enhance SME Access to Asian Markets through Information Technology SME E-Commerce & Export Development Project (SEED) (Firm 3) International Design and Customization Development Specialist (5 person-months, intermittent) International FTA Development Expert (9 person-months, intermittent) International Business Specialist (Marketing Support Bureau and Services) (3 person-months, intermittent) International Marketing Specialist (Marketing Support Bureau and Services) (10 person-months, intermittent) Engaged Individually: National Project Administrator (30 person-months, intermittent) National Project Manager for Seller-Buyer Matching System (24 person-months, intermittent) National Project Manager for FTA Wizard System (24 person-months, intermittent) Component 4: Project Management Assistance (individually engaged) International Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (9 person-months, intermittent) International Procurement Expert (6 person-months, intermittent) International Gender Specialist (3 person-months, intermittent) National Senior Project Manager (24 person-months, intermittent) National Junior Project Manager/Financial Management Specialist (24 person-months, intermittent) National Gender Specialist (3 person-months, intermittent)
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
Management Review Meeting 02 Jul 2013
Approval 01 Oct 2013


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 3036 01 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013 11 Nov 2013 31 Mar 2014 22 Apr 2014
Loan 3037 01 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013 11 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2018


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
28 Sep 2016 Loan 3036 15,111 0 100.00%
28 Sep 2016 Loan 3037 0 0 0.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
28 Sep 2016 Loan 3036 15,111 0 100.00%
28 Sep 2016 Loan 3037 0 0 0.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 3037
Loan 3036

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Mohd Sani Mohd Ismail (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies


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