The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This report discusses major developments in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), and updates the statistical tables on recent economic developments and provides an overview of the real sector. Factors that have limited revenue collections and developments in the monetary and financial sectors have been presented. The paper discusses the weakness of monetary policy as well as the financial sector and recent efforts to reform the banking system. Foreign direct investment and foreign exchange regime in Lao PDR have been examined.