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Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Prepared by the Lao P.D.R. authorities
March 20, 2001

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (I-PRSPs), prepared by member countries, summarize the current knowledge and assessment of a country's poverty situation, describe the existing poverty reduction strategy, identifies gaps in poverty data, diagnotics, and monitoring capacity, and lay out the process for addressing these gaps and producing a fully developed Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper in a participatory fashion. This country document is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.

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Table of Contents



    1. National Development Objectives, Overall Strategy, and
        Poverty Reduction
    2. The I-PRSP

Part One: Poverty Situation in the LAO P.D.R.

    Chapter 1: Poverty Situation in the Lao P.D.R.
    Chapter 2: Perceived Determinants and Causes of Poverty, and
        Suggested Solutions
    Chapter 3: Poverty Criteria for Monitoring at Household, Village,
        and District Level
    Chapter 4: Social Indicators
    Chapter 5: Macro-Economic Overview
    Chapter 6: General Assessment

Part Two: The LAO P.D.R.'s Poverty Reduction Planning,
Policy and Strategy Framework

    Chapter 1: The National Planning Context
    Chapter 2: Strategic Coherence Regarding Poverty Reduction
    Chapter 3: Sectoral Priorities With Respect to Poverty Reduction
    Chapter 4: Inter-Sectoral Priorities

        Rural Development
        Macro-economic Priorities
        Governance and Public Administration
    Chapter 5: Support Strategies
    Chapter 6: Decentralisation
    Summary Statement

Part Three: Planned Priorities Regarding the Government's
Poverty Reduction Strategy

    Chapter 1: The Five-Year Socio-Economic Development
        Plan 2001-2005
    Chapter 2: The Medium-Term Expenditure Framework
    Chapter 3: The Public Investment Plan (PI) 2001-2003
    Chapter 4: Macro-Economic Framework
    Chapter 5: Investment Priorities from a Poverty Alleviation
    Chapter 6: Finalisation of the Poverty Alleviation Strategy

Part Four: Consultation Process for F-PRSP

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