This PDNA report describes the human losses, the damage to physical assets, the losses sustained across several economic activities, and the impact of three disaster events on the provincial and national economies, including Tropical Storm Son-Tinh on July 18–19, followed by flash flooding on July 23–24, and Tropical Storm Bebinca on August 17–18. It also provides the baseline data against which recovery and reconstruction plans can be designed and progress can be monitored.

The report is expected to identify a disaster recovery framework to help keep Lao PDR on track to fulfill the Eighth National Socioeconomic Development Plan, while at the  same time supporting the country’s efforts and priorities to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.