What’s Behind Laos’ New Budget Crackdown?

In recent months, the Lao government and media outlets have been vocal about regulating public expenditure. The latest significant manifestation of this is the government’s recent decision to put a cap on expenses claimed by its officials in a move to regulate their expenditure.

A new ministerial agreement, signed on December 12 and set to come into effect on the first day of 2019, sets limits on the amount of money that state organizations can use in carrying out work duties such as seminars, conferences, training courses, and other relevant events.


Tae-jun Kang