OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Lao PDR

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This first OECD Investment Policy Review of Lao PDR uses the OECD Policy Framework for Investment to assess the investment climate in Lao PDR and discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by the Government of Lao PDR in its reform efforts. It includes chapters on trends in foreign investment and trade, the legal framework for investment, regulatory restrictions on foreign investment, corporate governance, investment promotion and facilitation, promoting and enabling responsible business conduct, infrastructure connectivity and the investment framework for green growth.



Promoting and enabling responsible business conduct in Lao PDR

This chapter provides an overview of the responsible business conduct landscape in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), outlining the actions the government has taken to facilitate, promote, enable, cooperate on and exemplify responsible business practices. It also provides recommendations for how the climate for responsible business conduct in Lao PDR could be further enhanced with a view to promoting quality investment and sustainable development.


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