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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty reduction strategy paper annual progress report and joint IDA-IMF staff advisory note (English)

The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) was prepared by the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). This PRSP has a central position in Lao PDR's planning framework. In submitting this National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) 2006-2010, the Government of Lao PDR is asking the World Bank to align assistance with its medium-term development and poverty eradication strategy. It contains priorities and strategic policy directions which are consistent with the continued evolution of Lao PDR towards a private sector led economy with a modern governance structure while ensuring a strong focus on human and social development and equity considerations. The Joint International Development Association (IDA)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff advisory note on the PRSP highlights the consultative process and the application of sound PRS principles to the national planning process. It discusses some of the main challenges associated with implementing the NSEDP. It recommends that the board agree that this is a credible strategy to promote growth and reduce poverty over the five year planning period.


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    Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)

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    Lao People's Democratic Republic,

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty reduction strategy paper annual progress report and joint IDA-IMF staff advisory note

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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty reduction strategy paper annual progress report and joint IDA-IMF staff advisory note (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.