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 Status Report summarizes the main steps that have been undertaken since the last progress report to finalize the National Poverty Eradication Program (NPEP) of Lao People's Democratic Republic. The NPEP is a comprehensive framework for growth and development, with a focus of an in-depth improvement of the poverty situation in the poorest districts. It is the government's operational planning instrument, based on active participation at all levels, to achieve growth and poverty eradication. The NPEP monitoring will be completed by a separate monitoring of the progress achieved toward the MDGs.