This report focuses on Laos' development constraints and priorities as well as on the institutional and management aspects of the restructuring of the economy along socialist lines. Data limitations are severe; the objective of the report, therefore, is to provide a descriptive framework of the economy, using quantitative information primarily for illustrative purposes. The report describes the distortions to the economy wrought by the war and discusses the government's immediate efforts to deal with them, presents estimates of national income, and attempts to assess the major economic sectors. It examines the key issues relative to the evolving planning and management system, and analyzes the country's development objectives and prospects.
Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
gross national product;purchase of goods and services;Trade and Transport;trade and transportation;rice mill;problems of tax administration;cost of living index;early stage of development;imports of investment good;state enterprises;raw material;free market price;dry season crop;balance of payment;wages and salary;public distribution system;delivery of product;average price level;civil service salary;basket of good;performance of state;dry season area;money supply;wet season;machinery and equipment;cost of production;national income account;dual price system;availability of transport;increase in expenditure;decline in revenue;lack of road;transfer power;average capacity utilization;population without access;parallel market rate;official exchange rate;net foreign asset;management of state;lack of communication;rate of inflation;education and health;source of revenue;dry season cultivation;consumption per household;distribution of food;gross production value;expenditures for salaries;public sector investment;standard of living;statistical system;field observation;rice milling;rural area;financial loss;urban population;budget discipline;statistical appendix;real income;average yield;intermediate product;Public Utilities;monetary expansion;official statistic;unit price;International Trade;import statistics;agriculture sector;Tax Reform;manufacturing sector;public building;weather condition;basic necessity;cultivated area;installed capacity;rice price;data limitation;intermediate consumption;coffee processing;production area;food basket;foreign assistance;supply situation;cottage industry;construction sector;rapid inflation;foreign exchange;marketing system;machine tool;yield increase;area expansion;replacement parts;industrial sector;national survey;project costing;crop yield;process plant;artisanal activity;yield levels;conversion factor;cultivation practice;improved seed;irrigated area;production target;upland soil;human consumption;subsistence crop;land clearing;farm management;resettlement program;agricultural practice;upland area;subsistence consumption;housing stock;industrial activity;labor intensity;agricultural cooperative;pricing system;administrative structure;severe shortage;external trade;financial instability;Animal Husbandry;Population Growth;fishery data;textile mill;reasons given;rice crop;political development;comprehensive surveys;conversion ratio;plastic products;match factory;agricultural tool;political upheaval;milling margin;private consumption;crop production;aerial photography;exchange reserve;internal movement;price policy;export price;displaced person;cattle herd;urban dweller;stable price;financial situation;price control;government budget;budgetary cut;drought losses;capital flight;budget deficit;crop data;stabilization measure;profit margin;currency conversion;foreign trade;trade turnover;household survey;rural village;conversion rate;cash holding;Displaced Population;budgetary discipline;conceptual framework;statistical data;price incentive;basic consumption;agricultural product;manufacturing establishment;soya bean;cash crop;economic statistic;agricultural production;public expenditure;export earnings;domestic production;petroleum product;national account;public finance;total credit;fiscal situation;material base;administrative outlays;agricultural tax;labor use;tax system;rising trend;retail sale;central planning;transportation network;market difficulty;statistical information;government issue;urban consumer;inflation rate;hill tribe;consumer price;inflationary spiral;net bank;Public Services;retail price;manufactured products;condensed milk;hydroelectric generation;electrical plant;domestic trade;import financing;private investment;consumer good;import good;consumer goods;foreign inflow;government consumption;annual salary;military personnel;air transport;production input;broken rice;soft drink;supply side;
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Laos - Socialist transformation : an economic report (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/847871468276564646/Annexes