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LAO P.D.R.: Assessing the Quality of Trade Statistics

LAO P.D.R.: Assessing the Quality of Trade Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2017/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , Manuk Ghazanchyan , and Theodore Bikoi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325742.001

ISBN: 9781484325742

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, External trade statictics, bilateral assymetries, trade partner data, imports and exports, customs data, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Asia including Middle East, Factor and Product Markets

This paper assesses external trade statistics in Lao PDR by looking at mirror statistics, and with reference to international experience in compilation and dissemination of external trade data. We find that exports...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lao People's Democratic Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2017/53

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475579451.002

ISBN: 9781475579451

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the real GDP growth of Lao People's Democratic Republic is expected to moderate from 7.5 percent in 2015 to 7 percent in 2016. Domestic activity has slowed followin...

When China Sneezes Does ASEAN Catch a Cold?

When China Sneezes Does ASEAN Catch a Cold? »

Volume/Issue: 2016/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sohrab Rafiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475552607.001

ISBN: 9781475552607

Keywords: Cambodia, Cambodia, China, Cross country analysis, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Emerging markets, Economic integration, Economic growth, Philippines, Indonesia

This paper looks at the effects of a China slowdown on Emerging Market Economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand) and Frontier Developing Economies (Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., and Vietnam) in ASEAN. The main finding...

West African Economic and Monetary Union
			: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2015/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475567595.002

ISBN: 9781475567595

Keywords: reserve, deficit, exchange, current account deficit, monetary fund

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Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2015/45

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341752.002

ISBN: 9781498341752

Keywords: exchange, inflation, exchange rate, monetary fund

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that the real GDP growth of Lao People's Democratic Republic is expected to moderate from 8 percent in 2013 to 7.5 percent in 2014. Domestic activity has slowed, and cre...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2013/369

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319178.002

ISBN: 9781484319178

Keywords: current account, public debt, balance of payments, current account deficit, current account balance

This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that over the past year, the economy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic has been overheating from expansionary macroeconomic policies. The fiscal deficit is estimat...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/286

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475513196.002

ISBN: 9781475513196

Keywords: inflation, macroeconomic stability, foreign currency, foreign exchange

Against the backdrop of generally sound policies and abundant natural resources, Lao P.D.R. has made impressive progress in developing its economy and reducing poverty. The key challenge going forward is to ensure...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lao P.D.R.

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lao P.D.R. »

Volume/Issue: 2011/257

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463902131.002

ISBN: 9781463902131

Keywords: public debt, balance of payments, fiscal deficit, current account, fiscal policy

The economic growth of Lao P.D.R. was buoyed by mining and hydropower sectors, garment exports, non-regional tourism, and FDI inflows following the recovery from the global economic crisis. The Bank of Lao P.D.R. (...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report and Public Information Notice

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report and Public Information Notice »

Volume/Issue: 2011/44

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455216666.002

ISBN: 9781455216666

Keywords: debt, budget, balance of payments, deficit, central bank

Recent economic development and outlook of Lao are discussed in this study. However, the economy continued to exceed its macroeconomic speed limit in 2009, putting pressure on the balance of payments. The outlook f...

The Real Exchange Rate and Growth Revisited
			: The Washington Consensus Strikes Back?

The Real Exchange Rate and Growth Revisited : The Washington Consensus Strikes Back? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Yanliang Miao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451963755.001

ISBN: 9781451963755

Keywords: Real Exchange Rate, Growth, Washington Consensus, exchange rate, equation, equilibrium exchange rate, exchange rates, Intertemporal Choice and Growth: General,

There is good reason and much evidence to suggest that the real exchange rate matters for economic growth, but why? The "Washington Consensus" (WC) view holds that real exchange rate misalignment implies macroecono...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: 2009 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Lao People's Democratic Republic : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2009/284

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822649.002

ISBN: 9781451822649

Keywords: debt, budget, credit growth, article, deficit

Lao People's Democratic Republic's growth is expected to moderate but remain fairly robust, supported by large projects in train, strong mineral exports, and expansionary policies. The staff report for the Lao Peop...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2009/285

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822656.002

ISBN: 9781451822656

Keywords: foreign currency, net foreign assets, foreign assets

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Lao People's Democratic Republic : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2008/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822632.002

ISBN: 9781451822632

Keywords: debt, budget, article, deficit, credit growth, Staff Report,

This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lao People's Democratic Republic's (PDR) economy has performed well in recent years, owing to generally stable macroeconomic conditions and a rapidly expanding natu...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Annual Progress Report

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Annual Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2008/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822625.002

ISBN: 9781451822625

Keywords: financial management, budget law, public financial management, budget allocations, fiscal sustainability

This Joint Staff Advisory Note reviews the National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) 2006-10 and the Annual Progress Report for Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). The government of PDR approved the Sixt...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Annual Progress Report

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2008/342

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822618.002

ISBN: 9781451822618

Keywords: public expenditure, expenditure, per, primary education, public expenditure review

This Annual Progress Report (APR) reviews the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). Noticeable improvements have also occurred in many economic, social, institutional, and leg...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2008/341

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822601.002

ISBN: 9781451822601

Keywords: budget, interest, local authorities, deficit, state budget

This paper focuses on Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Lao People's Democratic Republic. The economic sectors have undergone significant restructuring. This restructuring has been concentrated on product...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2008/340

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822595.002

ISBN: 9781451822595

Keywords: foreign currency, net foreign assets, foreign assets, onlending, foreign investment

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: 2007 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Lao People's Democratic Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2007/360

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822588.002

ISBN: 9781451822588

Keywords: debt, budget, article, deficit

The staff report for the 2007 Article IV Consultation on the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) explains economic performance. Growth is robust and increasingly reliant on large export-oriented mining and hydro...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2007/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822571.002

ISBN: 9781451822571

Keywords: exchange rate, macroeconomic impact, aggregate demand, macroeconomic stability

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix for the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) review the macroeconomic impact of the resource sector. Lao PDR's economic performance is becoming increasingly dep...

Are Regional Trade Agreements in Asia Stumbling or Building Blocks? Implications for the Mekong-3 Countries

Are Regional Trade Agreements in Asia Stumbling or Building Blocks? Implications for the Mekong-3 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2007/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866179.001

ISBN: 9781451866179

Keywords: regional trade agreements, gravity model, trade diversion, Mekong countries, panel data, regional trade, trade agreements, free trade, rules of origin, Country and Industry Studies of Trade

Is the recent proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in Asia a healthy development, or runs the risk of turning into an unmanageable "noodle bowl" in the future? The goal of this paper is to shed some li...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic : 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Lao People's Democratic Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2006/399

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822564.002

ISBN: 9781451822564

Keywords: debt, budget, revenues, debt service, public debt

The macroeconomic performance for Lao People's Democratic Republic is encouraging, but underlying fragilities remain. Progress needs to be made on structural reforms. On the fiscal side, the immediate challenge is...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2006/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822557.002

ISBN: 9781451822557

Keywords: revenues, budget, deficit, revenue sharing, tax administration

Progress in fiscal reforms, especially with regard to revenue mobilization, will require a broader reform of center-province fiscal relations in Lao People's Democratic Republic. There are challenges ahead to restr...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2005/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822533.002

ISBN: 9781451822533

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, public debt, article

The staff report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation on Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) highlights economic developments and policies. Lao PDR's recent macroeconomic performance has been relatively encourag...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2005/9

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822540.002

ISBN: 9781451822540

Keywords: debt, debt service, interest, revenues, public sector

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix for the Lao People's Democratic Republic underlies debt sustainability analysis. Sensitivity analysis reveals that if the pace of economic reforms falters, the de...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2004/394

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822489.002

ISBN: 9781451822489

Keywords: expenditure, expenditure management, public expenditure, civil service

The Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report for the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) reviews the strengths and weaknesses of poverty reduction objectives and s...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2004/393

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822458.002

ISBN: 9781451822458

Keywords: per, expenditure, health care, expenditures, hiv/aids

This paper on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) on the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) explains macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well...

Banking Reform in the Lower Mekong Countries

Banking Reform in the Lower Mekong Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2004/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972870.003

ISBN: 9781451972870

Keywords: Cambodia, Vietnam, Banking reform, transition economics, Lao P.D.R., banking system, recapitalization, transition economies, loan classification, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

This paper reviews recent banking reform efforts in the lower Mekong countries (LMCs), comprising Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Vietnam. Linked by close economic and cultural ties, the three L...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822472.002

ISBN: 9781451822472

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, capacity constraints, data collection

The Joint Staff Assessment (JSA) of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report for the Lao People's Democratic Republic was prepared by the staff of both the World Bank and IMF. The JSA evaluate...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/310

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822502.002

ISBN: 9781451822502

Keywords: poverty eradication, poverty reduction strategy, poverty monitoring, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper

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 c...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Third Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criterion and Extension of the Arrangement

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Third Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criterion and Extension of the Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2003/308

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822441.002

ISBN: 9781451822441

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, expenditure management, public debt

Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) showed commendable growth owing to its strong macroeconomic performance and structural reforms under the economic program. Executive Directors commended the fiscal perform...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2002/221

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822526.002

ISBN: 9781451822526

Keywords: debt, budget, debt service, external debt, public debt

This paper examines Lao People's Democratic Republic's (Lao PDR) 2002 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and a Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria....

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Selected Issues

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2002/207

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822519.002

ISBN: 9781451822519

Keywords: debt, debt service, budget, public debt, capital expenditure

This Selected Issues paper examines the reform of state-owned banks and enterprises in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). It highlights that recurring high levels of nonperforming loans of state-owned comm...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

Lao People's Democratic Republic : First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2002/65

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822496.002

ISBN: 9781451822496

Keywords: budget, debt, public expenditure, interest, external debt

This paper assesses Lao People's Democratic Republic's First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and a Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria. Performance in the first year of the PRG...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation and Request for A Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation and Request for A Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2002/62

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822465.002

ISBN: 9781451822465

Keywords: balance of payments, external debt, debt, budget

This paper examines Lao People's Democratic Republic's 2001 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Over the past 18 months, the Lao...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2002/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822434.002

ISBN: 9781451822434

Keywords: foreign currency, inflation, foreign assets, net foreign assets, monetary policy

This Selected Issues paper examines the main causes for the surge in dollarization in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). It explores various strategies that may be adopted to maintain low inflation and...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Recent Economic Developments

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 2000/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822427.002

ISBN: 9781451822427

Keywords: investors, foreign investors, foreign exchange, foreign investment, direct investment

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 h...

Inflation and Growth in Transition
			: Are the Asian Economies Different?

Inflation and Growth in Transition : Are the Asian Economies Different? »

Volume/Issue: 1999/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Sloek , and Sanja Kalra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854060.001

ISBN: 9781451854060

Keywords: Transition economies, Asia, growth, structural reforms, inflation stabilization, transition countries, relative price

This paper examines the progress made in four Asian transition economies—China, Lao P.D.R., Vietnam, and Mongolia—to market-based systems. Overall, these economies appear to have had a more favorable...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Recent Economic  Developments

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1998/77

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822410.002

ISBN: 9781451822410

Keywords: banking, commercial banks, banking system, nonperforming loans, foreign exchange

This paper describes economic developments in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) during the 1990s. Economic reforms in Lao PDR that started in 1986 were supported by IMF arrangements in 1989-97. During those ye...

IMF and the Environment

IMF and the Environment »

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): Ved Gandhi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757371.038

ISBN: 9781557757371

Keywords: environment, environmental issues, environmental degradation, environmental problems, environmental policies

In recent years, observers have called on the IMF to pay closer attention to certain issues that do not fall directly within its mandate, such as the environment. This booklet reviews IMF's approach to environmenta...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Recent Economic Developments

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1997/68

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822403.002

ISBN: 9781451822403

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, foreign currency, monetary fund, central bank

This paper reviews economic developments in Lao People's Democratic Republic during 1996. The paper notes that real GDP growth of nearly 7 percent was readied despite disappointing growth in the agricultural sector...

Macroeconomic Experiences of the Transition Economies in Indochina

Macroeconomic Experiences of the Transition Economies in Indochina »

Volume/Issue: 1996/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chi Pham , Ajai Chopra , John Dodsworth , and Hisanobu Shishido

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853551.001

ISBN: 9781451853551

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, inflation, foreign currency, exchange rates, Viet Nam,

This paper examines stabilization policies in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos since the late 1980s. Compared with other transition economies, the Indochinese countries avoided an output collapse and moved quickly to st...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Recent Economic Developments

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1996/54

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822397.002

ISBN: 9781451822397

Keywords: commercial banks, foreign exchange, banking, foreign currency, banking system

This paper reviews economic developments in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) during 1992-95. To highlight in more detail the factors that contributed to Lao PDRs macroeconomic performance during 1992-95, the...

The Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Systemic Transformation and Adjustment

The Lao People's Democratic Republic : Systemic Transformation and Adjustment »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ichiro Otani , and Chi Pham

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 May 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755605.084

ISBN: 9781557755605

Keywords: banking, exchange rate, foreign exchange, privatization, foreign investment

Faced with a steadily worsening economy, the government of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic took its first steps toward reforming its centrally planned economy in December 1979. The reform process gathered momen...