Lao-German Programme on Human Resource Development for Market Economy (HRDME), Component 1: Private Sector Development

2009-01 to 2011-02

Major activities addressing a green economy: The creation of an enabling environment for private sector and SME development included the improvement of capacities, structures and instruments both at governmental level and in the private sector. Selected value chains and clusters were supported by GOPA which included for example the promotion of sustainable production of agricultural products combined with sustainable consumption in Europe, US and Japan (e.g. organic Lao coffee) or a SWOT analysis of the overall situation of the wood cluster and its positioning within the wood based industry in Laos, which addressed also aspects related to improving the energy efficiency during the process of kiln drying.