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.



Trends in foreign investment and trade in Lao PDR

This chapter describes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) gradual integration in the world economy and the role of trade and investment in its economic development. It reviews trends in foreign direct investment in Lao PDR using various national and international data sources. It also looks at the performance of foreign investment relative to neighbouring and regional economies and its impact on the local economy.


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