e Ministry of Industry and Commerce chairs e Trade & Private Sector Working Group. Germany and e European Union are Co-Chairs. e private sector, bo domestic and foreign, and including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is playing an increasing role in Lao PDR’s economy, which is one of e fastest growing in Sou East Asia year on year. 26, · Closing re ks delivered by e UN Resident Coordinator in Lao PDR Ms. Sara Sekkenes at e High-level Forum of e Round Table Meeting in Luang Prabang. Your Excellency, Dr. Sonexay Siphandone, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Planning and Investment. Partners will meet in Pakse on 22-23 ember for e annual development cooperation forum Vientiane, 13 ember – At a press conference at e Lao Journalist Association in Vientiane capital, e Government and e United Nations announced e annual Round Table Implementation Meeting to take place in Pakse, Champasack on 22-23 ember. e Second China Round Table on WTO Accession for LDCs will take place from 15 to 18 ober , in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. e eme is e Future of e World Trading System: Perspectives of LDCs and Article XII Members. is Round Table is sponsored by e Government of. 1. e Round Table process and overall socio-economic development e Development Partners expressed eir anks and appreciation for e strong leadership of and ownership of e Government of e Lao PDR of e Round Table Process, as demonstrated by e presence at e RTIM of H.E. Bouasone Bouphavanh, Prime Minister of. RTM Round Table Meeting SAC Structural Adjustment Credit WTO World Trade Organization. i LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Lao PDR Second Poverty Reduction Support Operation (PRSO2) - P096635 Process Date Process Original Date Revised / Actual Date(s). is page ga ers key information on Lao PDR's negotiations to join e WTO. Lao PDR became e 158 WTO member on 2 February . WT/ACC/LAO/35: Beijing High Level Round Table on Best Practices in WTO Accessions for Least-developed Countries: Ministerial Conference/General Council ision on e Accession: 26/ / WT/L/865. 07, · Lao PDR has 18 provinces including Vientiane as a capital province. and Trade of Biological Control Agents. meetings will be considered and incorporated into e final draft of e Pesticide ree at will be finalised at e round table committee meeting to be organised in . Since 22 e . About Us. Enquiry. 26, · is year’s Round Table Implementation Meeting has brought toge er more an 300 delegates including Government representatives, resident and non-resident development partners, civil society and private sector, for constructive discussions on a number of subjects influencing e development pa of Lao PDR. priorities. e DTIS Update is also e basis for e TPSWG work program under e Round Table process. Following are e current TRA programs in Lao PDR: Trade Development Facility: e TDF is a multi-donor trust fund committed to trade development. e first TDF was active from 2008 to ch and was en succeeded by. Please read e Round Table Meeting's closing re ks delivered by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative here. Vientiane Capital, 05 ember – e Round Table Implementation Meeting was successfully concluded in Vientiane Capital on Wednesday, 05 ember . H.E Mr. Somdy Douangdy, Deputy Prime Minister of Lao PDR . e Round Table Process is led by e Ministry of Planning and Investment, bringing toge er government agencies and Development Partners to take stock of progress and discuss how to maximize e benefits of partnerships for e development of e Lao PDR. is year, discussions at e Round Table Meeting will focus on e Mid-Term Review of. 07, · e meeting was chaired by H.E Dr. Kikeo Chan aboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment and co-chaired by Ms. Sara Sekkenes, e UN Resident Coordinator in Lao PDR, wi e participation of representatives from line Ministries, international organisations, several Ambassadors, ECCIL EuroCham Laos and o er relevant development partners in Lao PDR. 05, · European Development Partners’ Statement at e Lao PDR’s Round Table Implementation Meeting. Statement by e European Commission and e High Representative of e Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on e occasion of Universal Children's Day is year we celebrate e 30 anniversary of e UN Convention on e Rights of e Child- e most widely . 20, 2004 · RTM Round Table Meeting RTP Round Table Process SME Small- and medium-sized enterprises SMEDS Small and Medium Enterprises Development Strategy represents e actions necessary to ensure grow of trade and businesses in Lao PDR and sets out e means to achieve e trade-related targets in e NSEDP 7. is year’s Round Table Implementation Meeting (RTIM) took place in Pakse in Champasack Province on ember 22nd and 23rd. e meeting was attended by high ranking government officials, ambassadors, representatives of mass organisations, development agencies, multilateral organisations and representatives of e private sector. e target of e event was to achieve Greater Partnership. 13, · at Lao PDR’s Round Table Meeting Vientiane, 19 ember e European development partners active in Lao PDR – e European Union and e Member States of e European Union toge er wi Switzerland – would like to congratulate e Government of Lao PDR on e progress achieved in economic grow, poverty reduction. 18, · On 14 ember, British Ambassador to e Lao PDR represented e UK at e annual meeting of development donors working in Lao PDR and e Lao government, known as e Round Table . -United Nations CCA for Lao PDR - v GDP between 2006 and 20. External trade is expected to continue to grow at more an percent annually. e Government has launched its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, known. Merchandise Trade statistics for Lao PDR (LAO) including exports and imports, applied tariffs, top exporting and importing countries, effectively applied and MFN tariff along wi most exported and imported product groups, along wi development indicators such as GDP, GNI per capita, trade balance and trade as percentage of GDP for Most Recent Year. Laos recorded a trade surplus of 20.37 USD Million in e ird quarter of . Balance of Trade in Laos averaged -173.54 USD Million from 2004 until , reaching an all time high o 1.50 USD Million in e first quarter of and a record low of -734.71 USD Million in e first quarter of . is page provides e latest reported value for - Laos Balance of Trade - plus previous. TABLES Table 1: Lao PDR Sum y of Macroeconomic Framework, 2006– 9 Table 2: Lao PDR External Debt Indicators 14 Table 3: Selected Social Indicators for Lao PDR 17 Table 4: Public Expenditure in Priority Sectors and NT2 Allocations 24 Table 5: Monitoring Indicators for Public Finance Management Component of PRSO4-7 40. 20, 2006 ·. Laos is on e United Nations list of Least-developed Countries. e government's goal is to exit e list by , by means of its National Poverty Eradication Programme (Government of e LPDR, 2003 Government of e LPDR. presented to e Eigh Round Table Meeting. European Development Partners’ Statement. at e Lao PDR’s Round Table Implementation Meeting. Luang Prabang, 26 ember e Lao PDR has definitely embarked on e journey to LDC graduation and we look ford to 2024 when is important development milestone will be achieved. We want to congratulate e people of Laos and e Government for eir efforts in is regard. Presentation of e Government of e Lao PDR ACTION PROGRAMME FOR E DEVELOPMENT OF E LAO PDR 2001-20 RTM Round Table Meeting. iii SEDP Socio-Economic Development Plan SOCB State Owned Commercial Bank UNCDF United Nations Capital Development Fund UNCTAD United Nations Conference for Trade and Development UNDCP United Nations Drug. Lao PDR relies on official development assistance for a significant share of its socio-economic development investments. Development assistance accounted for about 14 percent of total investment for e fiscal year -13 and percent for -14. was adopted during e ember High-level Round Table Meeting. is meeting renewed. 3. e Lao PDR has a well-developed aid effectiveness framework.1 It includes e Vientiane laration on Aid Effectiveness,2 which is a localized version of e Paris laration on Aid Effectiveness, a country action plan, and a round table meeting process wi development partners. Round Table Meeting’ (Lao PDR Committee for Planning and Investment 2006). In addition, e Development Plan for Lao Women 1998‐2003 stated: ‘[b]udget and resources for women’s development cannot meet e required needs’ (Lao government 2003: 12). In line wi its efforts. Lao PDR is actively working to graduate from e list of Least Developed Countries. e Lao PDR economy continues to perform well: in e last six or seven years, ere certainly has been a noticeable shift in its economic outlook. In its quest to diversify its economy and trade Lao, now a member of e WTO, has turned. e Lao PDR Government’s High Level Round Table Meeting (RTM) 20, was held on 20 ober 20 at Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane wi e participation of approximately 320 participants, including Ministers, Vice-Ministers, Vice-Governors, high ranking officials. UNICEF Annual Report for Lao PDR, EAPRO Page 1 of 30 Executive Sum y e approval of e Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS), which enabled e Government of Lao and its recommendation from is meeting was shared at e Round Table Meeting in ember. Key events for e Government in include e accession to e World Trade. Lao PDR will fully integrate into e free trade zone of e Association of Sou East Asian Nations (ASEAN) by and is preparing for accession to e World Trade Organization (WTO). 2. At e same time, GDP grow has become increasingly capital intensive, limiting creation of livelihoods and jobs for Lao workers. igh economic grow. 31, · Lao top donors/creditors and aid disbursements ($ million) Laos’ donors and creditors have aligned aid strategies among emselves and wi Lao government development plans rough regular dialogues. e 12 Round Table Meeting in Vientiane held in ember endorsed e Vientiane laration, which. Lao PDR has transformed rough development over time, from e pre-colonial and colonial eras Forest policy in Lao PDR has evolved from an initial focus on subsistence use and local trade in forest products, to poverty alleviation via forest land allocation to villages and households and subsequently Interagency Round Table Meeting. 30, · On 23 ober , e European Commission – represented by DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology (Connect) – met ASEAN senior officials in Vientiane (Lao PDR) to exchange and discuss digital economy & connectivity and advance EU-ASEAN digital cooperation. is was e 12 occasion for such a dialogue in e context of e annual meetings of e ASEAN . Lao PDR joined e Association of Sou East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1997, e World Trade Organization (WTO) in and e ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in . Challenges e main development challenge is ensuring at e benefits from high economic grow, averaging more an 7 percent for e past years, are evenly distributed. (KPL) Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and e Pacific visited Lao PDR on 23-24 to attend e Round Table Implementation Meeting in Pakse, Champasak. In 1996, Lao PDR was accepted to become a member of e Association of Sou east East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and World Trade Organization (WTO) members in and o er international submit meetings such as 9 Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM), Round Table Implementation Meeting (RTIM), and etc. has made learning English even more. Tables Table. Source of ODA in Lao PDR: 2005-2006 to 2007-2008 11 Table 2. Sector-Wise Distribution of ODA in Lao PDR: 2005-2006 to 2007-2008 11 Table 3. Budget (Regular Resources Allocated and O er Resources Expected) 16 Table 4. Budgetary Allocation to e Priority Sectors 37 Table 5. Incidence of Poverty in Lao PDR: 2002-2003 and 2007-2008 48. Lao PDR exports for was $5.25B, a 7.43 increase from . Lao PDR exports for was $4.89B, a 9.65 line from . Lao PDR exports for was $5.41B, a 18.62 increase from . Lao PDR exports for was $4.56B, a 18.1 increase from . Round Table Implementation Meeting: 8 ember 2007. Vientiane: Achievements, Constraints and Future Direction • Exports are increasing year after year as Lao PDR takes advantage of new trade opportunities in e region and outside. • Investments bo public and private are . 1 Draft Programme National Technical Capacity Building Workshop on Fostering Productive Capacities and Structural Economic Transformation in Lao PDR: Implications for Graduation from e LDC category Pre-consultations for e Round Table Meeting of progress of Lao PDR tods internationally agreed goals including graduation and policy. Timber Trade and Wood Flow-Study, Lao PDR. Report prepared for e Mekong River Commission. 2000. Google Scholar. Google Scholar. Spaargaren, Gert, and Mol, Ar ur Report of e Six Round Table Meeting for Lao PDR. e Roundtable Meeting for e Lao PDR, e 19-20. e 19. Report of e Six Round Table Meeting for Lao PDR. 1997. e Lao PDR is also an active member of e Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program, e Association of Sou east Asian Nations, and e World Trade Organization. e Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting e Government of e Lao PDR since 1968, and remains one of e country’s largest multilateral financiers. 13, · 2! Legal!Master!Plan!and! e!leadership’s!receptivityto!governance!reform. e!U.S.also!endorses! e government’s!continued!effortsto!complywi!international. Trade Facilitation Office Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre climate change and MDGs leading up to e High Level Round Table Meeting. Ltd, Vientiane, Lao Title: Capacity building expert. Vientiane Transformations of a Lao Landscape. 53 Vientiane Transformations of a Lao Landscape kodoz 31.. no Comments. Vientiane Transformations of a Lao Landscape. Posted on 31.. by dynih.