Friday, November 18, 2011

Lao P.D.R. Urban Electricity Demand Assessment Study

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ASEM Ministerial Conference on Energy Security Brussels, 18th June 2009

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Socio-economic survey in Lao PDR

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Survey on Fossil Fuel Consumption for Energy Efficiency Conservation to Promote the New Technology of Biofuel in Lao PDR

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STATUS of Renewable Energy Development in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Abstract: Lao PDR has shown a strong record of economic growth and poverty alleviation since the early 1990s. Yet, the pace of economic development has varied significantly between different parts of the country – the rate of growth was initially faster in more developed areas, but after the mid-1990s growth has been stronger in poorer rural areas. Here it is shown that this pattern of regional development has been driven by the nature of market integration. This is highlighted in three case studies covering: (i) the effect of transport infrastructure and local institutions on domestic consumer good markets; (ii) the process of regional integration with neighboring countries; and (iii) the ability of Lao producers to compete on the world market for coffee.

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EMPLOYMENT AND LIVELIHOODS: Lao PDR, 2009. The 4th National Human Development Report
Ministry of Planning and Investment, and UNDP Lao PDR,dowloadable at

Study on Local Coping Mechanisms in Disaster Management

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Poverty in Lao PDR

Study on poverty and their changes in Laos between 1992 and 1997. Downloadable at

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Assessment of Development Results : Evaluation of UNDP's Contribution

If you want to know what UNDP had done in Laos between 1997 and 2006, take a look at this report. Downloadable at

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Benefit and Impact of Government Financial Management System

A powerpoint presentation on financial management system in Laos. I could not find information of the year this presentation happened, but it should be quite recent as the author put Lao per capita GDP at the level as high as 730 USD. Downloadable at

Country Report on Fiscal Policy and Debt Sustainability in Lao PDR

A handout in an UN workshop. Consists of (1) Country profile, (2) Recent economic development, (3) Fiscal policy and (4) Debt sustainability. I found (3) and (4) to be quite informative.

TRAINS ~ Country Notes - LAOS -

Basically about tariff, but includes also information on taxes, as most of them are also imposed on the time of import. Downloadable at

Asia-Pacific Taxation Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) 2008/09 Edition

Updated information on taxation in Laos. Downloadable at

Friday, July 24, 2009

Laos turns to future WTO membership commitments

Recent developments in Laos' WTO accession.

Study on Land Tax and Land Fees Policy in Lao PDR

The report found that it cost the administration LAK 14 billion (USD 1.4 million) to collect LAK 27 billion (USD 2.7 million) as Land Tax. It also suggested some reform measures if the target revenue is to be met.

Public Expenditure Review: Integrated Fiduciary Assessment

If you are interested in how public spending are planned, implemented, and differences among sectors (agriculture, roads, education, health, environment), this paper is worth taking a look at. Downloadable at

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Agrarian Land-Use Transformation in Northern Laos

Based on filed surveys and satellite images analysis, the study found transformation of upland swidden area to permanent agricultural land (especially to grow sugar cane, maize and rubber) to have happened in Northern part of Laos along Asian Highway Route No.3 (North-South Corridor 3A) during the early 2000s. Downloadable at