PM centralises administration of Official Development Assistance in Laos

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has endorsed a new decree which aims to centralise the administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
Mr Thongloun signed the Prime Ministerial Decree on the Administration of Official Development Assistance on October 9. The Lao Official Gazette, a website administered by the Ministry of Justice, published this decree on October 25. 
According to the decree, which is accessible on the website, the only state agencies authorised to approve the acceptance of foreign ODA are the government, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ekaphone Phouthonesy