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The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is at an important stage of the national development planning process. 2020 and 2021 mark the conclusion of the implementation of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP 2016-2020) and the commencement of the next five-year plan (9th NSEDP 2021-2025). This transition has been dominated by the challenges associated with the COVID-19, sustainability and climate change, quality and inclusive growth, human capital, infrastructure development and the transition from Least Developed Country status, which Lao PDR hopes to achieve.
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