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Lao PDR and the World Bank

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is a small, landlocked nation of less than six million people at the center of the dynamic Mekong region. The country is facing numerous development challenges but has been undertaking reforms that are helping to embark it on an increasingly sustainable development path. With strong economic performance and structural reforms in trade, private sector development, and public financial management -- among others, Lao PDR is fighting poverty, addressing social inequities, and building stronger capacity to manage its rich natural resources.


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Country Brief
Summarizes recent developments, future challenges, and Bank assistance to Lao PDR.

Country Assistance Strategy
The Bank's multi-year development plan for Lao PDR follows the Government's priorities.

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Lao's own plans for reducing poverty are the basis for the Bank's Country Assistance Strategy.

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Lao Economic Monitor
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