Summary of publication
This report summarises progress in Australia's aid program to Laos over the period July 2013 to June 2014.
Australia’s official development assistance to Laos in 2013–14 was $55.6 million, making Australia the second largest bilateral donor. Monitoring against the Performance Assessment Framework for the Laos program in 2013–14 demonstrated that four out of the program’s current five strategy objectives are on track to be fully achieved by 2015. The report finds that Australian aid continues to make a positive improvement to the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, particularly in rural areas. Investments in education and rural development have been successful in delivering large-scale development results that have included improved education participation and enhanced access to infrastructure, financial services and livelihoods opportunities.