Rural Credit Project

IFAD Asset Request Portlet

Agrégateur de contenus

Rural Credit Project

Rural Credit Project


The southern provinces of the Lao People's Democratic Republic have remained isolated from the rest of the country, and largely excluded from external assistance. The incidence of poverty in these provinces is higher than in the rest of the country. Yet there is good potential for increased and diversified food crop production.


The project objective was to stimulate rural production and increase the incomes of poor households by strengthening the capacity of the State Bank of Lao to deliver rural credit. The project was initially implemented in the southern provinces of Champasack and Saravane and the province and prefecture of Vientiane, because those areas are poor and undeveloped and they also offer opportunities to support women's enterprises. Women's cottage craft enterprises are particularly concentrated in rural and urban areas around Vientiane City.


The project helped provide credit for the purchase of the farm inputs needed for crop and livestock production, aquaculture and the processing of agricultural products, as well as credit for cottage and light industries. It also helped guide the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in undertaking the institutional and policy reforms needed to support rural development.


Source: IFAD

Statut: Clôturé
République démocratique populaire lao
Date d'approbation
10 septembre 1987
1987 - 1994
Crédit et services financiers
Coût total
6,86 millions d'USD
Financement du FIDA
4,23 millions d'USD
Cofinanceurs (Échelle nationale)
National Government 1,71 million d'USD
Conditions de financement
Conditions particulièrement favorables
Numéro de projet

Rapports du Président

Rapports de conception du projet

Documents de supervision et d'appui à l'exécution

Étude de l'impact environnemental et social

Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale

Rapport sur l'examen à mi-parcours

Cadre d’action de réinstallation

Condensé de rapport d'achèvement de projet

Études spéciales

Liste de projets

Audit et états financiers

Rapport d'achèvement de projet


À propos du projet