The Development Plan (NSEDP) is the main tool for translating and implementing the Party’s Congress Resolutions, the government’s vision socio-economic development strategy and the National Socio-Economic by setting overall objectives, expected outcomes, outputs of the plan as well as mechanism and measures for implementing the plan in each development period.

5-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan:
It is a medium-term socio economic development plan that translated from Congress Resolutions and the government’s directions. It gives overall objectives, outcomes, outputs, implementing mechanism and measures for implementing the plan in a period of five years.

Annual National Socio-Economic Development Plan:
It is a short term socio- economic development plan that translated from the 5 year national socio- economic development. The annual plan sets the objectives, outcomes and outputs as well as the mechanism and measure for implementing the plan within a one-year period.

Middle-term development plan:
It is a development plan with an implementation period of less than 10 years, such as a master development plan, a five-year development plan.


8th NSEDP 2016 - 2020

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ VIII

8th NSEDP 2016 – 2020



7th NSEDP 2011 - 2015

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ VII

7th NSEDP 2011 – 2015



6th NSEDP 2006 - 2010

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ VI

6th NSEDP 2006 – 2010



5th NSEDP 2001 - 2005

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ V

5th NSEDP 2001 – 2005


4th NSEDP 1996 - 2000

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ IV

4th NSEDP 1996 – 2000


3rd NSEDP 1991 - 1995

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ III

3rd NSEDP 1991 – 1995


2nd NSEDP 1986 -1990

ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ II

2nd NSEDP 1986 -1990



ແຜນການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດສັງຄົມ ຄັ້ງທີ I



Annual Plan

ວິໄສທັດຮອດປີ 2030 ແລະ ຍຸດທະສາດ ການພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ ໄລຍະ 10 ປີ (2016-2025) – ດາວໂຫຼດ
ແຜນຜັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ ປະຈຳປີ 2019 – NSEDP 2019 ດາວໂຫຼດ
ສະຫຼບແຜນພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ-ໝົດປີ-2018 – ດາວໂຫຼດ
ແຜນຜັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ ປະຈຳປີ 2018 – NSEDP 2018 ດາວໂຫຼດ Download
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Mid Term Review

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LAO/030 – Local Development Programme for Bokeo, Bolikhamxay, Khammouane and Vientiane Province


Laos has seen a rapid macro-economic progress in the past decade with annual GDP growths averaging 7.8%. Nevertheless, the country is still considered a Least Developed Country, ranked 138 of 188 nations in the United Nation’s Human Development Index, and 132 in terms of per capita GDP. Inequality has also increased, including a widening gap between urban and rural areas, particularly the remote upland areas. Upland communities have generally lower income, education, health, nutrition and other social indicators compared to urban and lowland communities. This is partly linked to physical isolation, difficult access, and low agricultural potentials, but also to resource competition, environmental degradation and weak public service delivery. Most upland villages still rely on traditional land-use systems, which are increasingly difficult to maintain owing to competition for, and regulations on, the use of natural resources. Despite improving access to roads, electricity and public services, many communities have had difficulties breaking into a more modern economy, land use practices and employment opportunities. Upland villages are therefore often in a precarious economic, social and environmental situation. Recent government policies and plans have emphasised the need to deal effectively with poverty and related problems in such disadvantaged areas.


The ‘Local Development Programme for Bokeo, Bolikhamxay, Khammouane and Vientiane Province’ supports the government’s poverty reduction strategy for upland rural development. It focuses on the 14 poorest districts in four provinces, particularly 230 target villages with a population of 150 000.


The Project supports practical community development combined with governance strengthening for poverty reduction. This two-tiered approach means that the government systems can be informed and improved through demand-driven priorities, field evidence, and actual practice, while the practical development work can benefit from better application of policies, programmes, regulations and public services.

2. Project Background

LAO/030 is executed jointly by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and by Lux-Development, the bilateral arm of Luxembourg Development Cooperation. The Provincial Planning and Investment Departments and District Planning Offices are coordinating the field implementation. For technical support, relevant sector departments are engaged, particularly in agriculture, education, health and public works. Village Development Committees in the 230 villages are responsible for coordinating at the community level, and for managing the village development funds.


The project is very broad in terms of interventions, partners, and geographical scope. It has also built in flexibility in the choice of activities to best respond to the needs and opportunities arising from the field level and the stakeholders. To deal with this complexity, the project is guided by four overall principles


Poverty focus:  The aim is to fund for actual investments in the target villages selected among the poorest and most disadvantaged villages in the four target provinces, which is essential for achieving the goal of bringing most of the target villages above the poverty line by 2021.


Alignment: Plans are linked to national planning, monitoring and evaluation systems. To ensure that the alignment is carried out in practice and that the partners can take full responsibility and credit for the work.


Integration:  The project also supports the Lao Government’s decentralization policy by engaging stakeholders at village, district, province and national level according to their stipulated role. This functional and hierarchical integration is held together by participatory village development planning carried out by the communities with support from the local Planning Departments, which outline the activities, budgets and involved stakeholders. These plans are further incorporated in the district and province plans for coordination and oversight.


Capacity strengthening:  Structured capacity development plans are made for all major project interventions, and supported by training, coaching, experience exchange, in-country study visits, technical