|Lao PDR (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)’s responses to the needs assessment survey suggest that the country needs to develop its waste management policies and regulations. In particular, there is a lack of policies and regulations governing specific sector-related waste streams, such as hazardous waste, WAB, and e-waste. Although there are general waste management policies, the responses show that difficulties exist in implementing them. The institutions responsible for MSW and industrial waste, in particular, should coordinate and promote public awareness as a priority activity. Finally, the responses also suggest a need to significantly improve the country’s technical capacity for waste management, in terms of equipment and training of personnel.