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

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:

DateSCD Consultation SeriesLocation


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 will be held online. Three events are planned as follows:

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

These sessions will involve presentations by the WBG on the proposed content of the CPF (see an example draft here) and a discussion period where questions and opinions can be raised. Simultaneous Lao-English interpretation will be provided. 

Background materials and a consultation survey questionnaire will be 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 — — 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 will be prepared noting feedback/input that has been incorporated into the draft CPF. In cases where feedback/input cannot be incorporated, an explanation will be provided. This summary matrix will be posted on the consultation website.