Promoting domestic tourism is essential to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s COVID-19 recovery.
Takashi Yamano joined ADB in 2017. Prior to joining ADB, he worked as an impact assessment specialist at the International Rice Research Institute in 2011—2017. He taught post-graduate courses at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan in 2002—2011 and worked as a consultant at the World Bank in 2000—2002. He obtained a joint PhD in economics and agricultural economics from the Michigan State University, USA in 2000.