Consultation Plan for World Bank Group Lao PDR Country Partnership Framework 2023–2026

Every five years, the Government of the Lao PDR and the World Bank Group (WBG) design a lending and advisory program for the next five-year period, known as the Country Partnership Framework (CPF). 


    In line with WBG policy, the CPF, and the documents it is based on, are formulated through a consultation process with a wide range of stakeholders in country. These stakeholders include:

    • Government agencies from across the country
    • National Assembly
    • Academia and think tanks
    • Development partners
    • Civil society
    • Private sector
    • Private citizens

    The objective of these consultations is to seek views on the key development challenges facing Laos and the areas where the WBG should concentrate its support, so that this support has the greatest possible impact in promoting inclusion, reducing poverty, and sharing prosperity. 


    The CPF is underpinned by a Strategic Country Diagnostic, and during this cycle by a Country Economic Memorandum. A first round of consultation meetings was conducted with stakeholders from September 22-24, 2021 as follows:

    Date SCD Consultation Series Location


    Government staff, National Assembly members and Secretariat, Academia, Think Tanks



    Private sector, local companies



    Development Partners, Citizens, and Civil Society Organizations


    CPF Meetings (Round 2) 

    Due to restrictions associated with the control of COVID-19, consultations held online. 

    1. Government staff, National Assembly members and Secretariat, Academia / Think Tanks
      December 9, 9-11:30 am
    2. Development Partners, Citizens and Civil Society Organizations
      December 10, 9.30-12:00 pm 
    3. Private sector
      December 13, 9-11:30 am 

    These sessions involved presentations by the WBG on the proposed content of the CPF (see an example draft here) and a discussion period for questions and opinions. Simultaneous Lao-English interpretation was provided.  

    Background materials and a consultation survey questionnaire were available on this webpage for the duration of the consultations and up until the end of 2021. 

    Written input/feedback may be provided to Aiden Glendinning (CPF Consultations), by email [email protected]or by mail at: The World Bank Group Office, Xieng Ngeun Village, Chao Fa Ngum Road. Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Lao PDR. 

    After the consultation meetings have concluded, a summary matrix of comments was prepared noting feedback/input that has been incorporated into the draft CPF. In cases where feedback/input cannot be incorporated, an explanation is provided. This summary matrix is posted here. 


    Phase 2

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