IFC in Laos

IFC supports the sustainable economic development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic by investing in commercial enterprises and advising the government and firms so that private sector projects yield returns for investors, generate income for the poor, and set good standards in environmental and social practices.


Since 1998, IFC has provided more than $60 million in equity and loans to private Lao companies. We have also helped improve the country’s investment climate to attract more quality foreign investors.


IFC’s unique financing and advisory products combine global expertise with local knowledge, maximizing investment returns and social benefits. In Lao PDR, we serve sectors such as infrastructure (including hydropower and transport), banking and financial services, manufacturing, and tourism.