Lao PDR - Investment Climate Assessment : Policies to Promote Growth in the Non-Resource Sectors

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2183
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Investment Climate Assessment
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World Bank
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2012-03-19T10:13:47Z
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2012-03-19T10:13:47Z
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2011-01-01
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2021-04-23T14:02:04Z
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The second Lao PDR investment climate assessment identifies the key constraints of the country's non-resource sector firms. This Assessment summarizes the results of a national survey conducted in late-2009 and draws on extensive interviews with policymakers and practitioners. Survey results reveal the nature of constraints that various non-resource sector firms in Lao PDR currently face. The results provide an analysis of the firms' performance and productivity. Supporting an international exchange of knowledge, this survey's results have been compared to numerous studies conducted by the World Bank in over 100 developing countries, which share similar methodological approaches. Due to rapid economic growth in recent years, Lao PDR has emerged from low income to middle-income country status in 2011, according to the World Bank. The development of the non-resource sector is essential to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in Lao PDR. Non-resource sectors are more stable than resource sectors, and provide more long-term employment. The non resource sector is expected to contribute more than half of Lao PDR's real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and 75 percent of the GDP in the medium-term. To achieve these results, policies in Lao PDR should focus on creating a positive enabling environment and that supports the development of the non-resource sectors. Based on Lao PDR's per capita income, this assessment's survey analysis demonstrates that labor productivity is lower than in neighboring countries and lower than in countries with a similar level of income. Labor productivity in Lao PDR is slightly lower than in Cambodia and Vietnam and significantly lags behind the leading countries in the region such as China, Malaysia and Thailand. Even though labor costs are low in Lao PDR, data suggests that national unit labor costs are roughly comparable to many comparator countries, but are higher than in China and Thailand.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000386194_20111109011612
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2795
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English
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World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCOUNTING
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ACCOUNTING STANDARD
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ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
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ADB
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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
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AGRICULTURE
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AUDITING
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AVERAGE PRODUCTIVITY
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BANK ACCOUNT
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BANK ACCOUNTS
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BANK CREDIT
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BANK FINANCING
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BANK POLICIES
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BANKING SECTOR
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BANKING SERVICES
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BINDING CONSTRAINTS
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BOOK VALUE
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
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BUSINESS EXPANSION
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BUSINESS LICENSES
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CAPITAL GAIN
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CASH PAYMENT
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COLLECTION PROCESS
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COMMODITY
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COMMODITY PRICE
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COMMODITY PRICES
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COMPETITIVENESS
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CONSUMERS
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COST OF CAPITAL
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COUNTRY DUMMIES
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CREDIT ASSOCIATION
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CREDIT EXPANSION
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CREDIT GROWTH
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CREDIT INFORMATION
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CREDIT INFORMATION REGISTRY
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CURRENCY
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
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DEVELOPMENT BANK
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DOLLAR VALUE
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DOMESTIC ECONOMY
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DOMESTIC INVESTORS
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DOMESTIC MARKET
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DOMESTIC MARKETS
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DONOR AGENCIES
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ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC IMPACT
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ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
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ECONOMICS
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EMPLOYMENT
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ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
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ENVIRONMENTAL
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ENVIRONMENTS
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EXPLOITATION
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EXPORT GROWTH
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EXPORT MARKET
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EXPORT MARKETS
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EXPORTER
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EXPORTERS
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EXPORTS
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EXPOSURE
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EXTERNAL FINANCING
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FARMS
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FINANCE CORPORATION
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FINANCIAL CRISIS
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FINANCIAL SECTOR
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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FINANCIAL SYSTEM
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FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
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FINANCING SOURCES
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FIRM GROWTH
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FIRM PERFORMANCE
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FISCAL POLICY
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FORECASTS
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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT
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FOREIGN INVESTORS
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FREE TRADE
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FUTURE GROWTH
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GDP
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GDP PER CAPITA
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GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES
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GOVERNMENT POLICY
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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GROWTH RATES
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HUMAN RESOURCE
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INCOME LEVELS
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INCOMES
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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS
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INTERMEDIATE INPUTS
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INTERNATIONAL BANK
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INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
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INTERNATIONAL MARKET
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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES
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INVESTMENT CLIMATE
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INVESTMENT PROJECTS
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INVESTMENT PURPOSES
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JURISDICTION
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LABOR COSTS
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LABOR FORCE
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LABOR MARKETS
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LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
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LACK OF TRANSPARENCY
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LAWS
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LEGISLATION
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LENDERS
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LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
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LIABILITY
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LINE OF CREDIT
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LOGGING
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Lao PDR - Investment Climate Assessment : Policies to Promote Growth in the Non-Resource Sectors
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2011-11-09
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Poverty Study
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000386194_20111109011612
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Finance and Markets
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
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000386194_20111109011612
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15459119
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64800
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/11/09/000386194_20111109011612/Rendered/PDF/648000ESW0P1160over0ICA0Report02011.pdf
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East Asia and Pacific
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Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Southeast Asia
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Asia
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Other domestic and international trade
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General transportation sector
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General public administration sector
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General finance sector
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General energy sector
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Industry and trade
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Transportation
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Public Administration
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Law
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Finance
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Energy and mining
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Banks & Banking Reform
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Private Sector Development :: Emerging Markets
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Environment :: Environmental Economics & Policies
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Library & Archives ofDevelopment (IMTLA)
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