Systematic Country Diagnostic and Country Partnership Framework in Lao PDR

As an important step in developing the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Lao PDR, two rounds of public engagements with diverse stakeholder groups will be organized aiming at gathering to gather views, recommendations and priorities to feed into the strategy of support.

    Overview

    The Engagement Process

    The engagement process includes both face-to-face meetings and an online/web-based platform to enable participation by a wide range of stakeholders.

    The engagement web page includes background materials that interested stakeholders can use to provide their input. These materials are available in Lao and English language.

    Aside from face-to-face meetings, stakeholders can send their feedback and input by e-mail to the World Bank office in Vientiane, [email protected], or through the World Bank Lao PDR Facebook page.

    Systematic Country Diagnostic Engagements
    Consultation Phase
    Closed
    Face-to-face meetings: 02/23/2016 - 03/09/2016

    The first round of engagements, which will focus on identifying opportunities and challenges and prioritizing the critical interventions to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity to feed into the SCD, will take place in February 2016. The first round of engagements will specifically seek to gain insight from stakeholders on the following questions:

    • What are the opportunities and constraints for ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity?
    • What are the most critical interventions for dealing with the identified constraints?
    • How could the country sustainably maximize poverty reduction and improve the welfare of the poor and the less well off?

    Definitions

    • Extreme poverty: people living with less than 7,500 LAK (in current prices) per person per day
    • Shared prosperity: emphasis on growth of income/consumption of the poorest 40% of the population

     

     

    DOCUMENTS AND LINKS:

    LAO PDR SCD ENGAGEMENT SUMMARY(PDF 883.46 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - CENTRAL GOVERNMENT(PDF 340.33 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - PRIVATE SECTOR(PDF 354.90 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - CIVIL SOCIETY(PDF 338.29 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS(PDF 340.12 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT CENTER ZONE(PDF 343.38 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT NORTH ZONE A(PDF 355.80 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT NORTH ZONE B(PDF 354.95 KB)

    SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS - PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SOUTH ZONE(PDF 354.80 KB)

    Lao PDR Engagement Plan

    Online Survey

    Completed Meetings

    Date Title Location

    Representatives from the Southern Region Government (province, district and village levels)

    Pakse (South Zone), Lao People Democratic Republic

    Representatives from the Northern Region Government (province, district and village levels)

    Oudamxay (North Zone B), Lao People Democratic Republic

    Representatives from the Northern Region Government (province, district and village levels)

    Luang Prabang (North Zone A), Lao People Democratic Republic

    International non-profit organizations, non-profit associations, academe and other civil society groups

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    Development Partners

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    Private sector (representatives from all regions)

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    Representatives from the Center Region Government (province, district and village levels)

    Vientiane (Center Zone), Lao People Democratic Republic

    Government (line ministries), Mass Organizations and Parliamentarians

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic
    Phase 2
    Country Partnership Framework Engagements
    Consultation Phase
    Closed
    ENGAGEMENTS: 10/21/2016 - 11/17/2016

    The second round of engagements, which is planned to take place from October 21 to November 17, 2016, will seek inputs on which development priorities the WBG should help address in Lao PDR in the next 5 years. Engagements for the second round will seek to gain insights from stakeholders on the following questions:

    • In which areas do stakeholders see the WBG's support (either through financing, technical advice or policy dialogue), would have the biggest impact in promoting sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity from 2017-2021 in Lao PDR?
    • Which areas do they view as being under-resourced by government and/or development partners in Lao PDR?
    • Are there areas where they think the WBG should not engage in Lao PDR?

    Documents and Links

    LAO PDR CPF PPT(PDF 1.31 MB)

    LAO PDR SCD SYNOPSIS(PDF 677.92 KB)

    Completed Meetings

    Date Title Location

    Regional Consultations (2 representatives from each province)

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    International non-profit organizations, non-profit associations and academe

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    Development Partners

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    Private Sector

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic

    Government (line ministries, National Assembly and Mass Organizations

    Vientiane, Lao People Democratic Republic
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