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Sustainable Hydropower in the Mekong Region

What We Do

Drawing on global expertise from its renewable energy portfolio, IFC is working in Lao PDR to ensure hydropower development follow good international and industry practices.


As investment opportunities in hydropower take off in Lao PDR, IFC is helping to ensure that new projects are developed and operated in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Our work with companies aims to create sustainable business growth and contribute to the development of local financial markets.


We also help banks improve risk management by strengthening their systems and developing environmental and social guidelines for their investments.


We work with the government of Lao PDR to improve policies and regulations as well as cumulative impact assessment and management of cascades of hydropower projects.

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