The 8th Five-Year National Socio-economic Development Plan (2016–2020)
The Government of Lao PDR's 8th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) is a continuation of the 7th Five-Year Plan. The Plan is regarded as a measure for achieving socio-economic development, industrialisation and modernisation towards the year 2020.
The 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan is the Lao PDR's guiding strategic document. It paves the way towards the graduation from Least Developed Countries (LDC) status and lays a strong foundation for the achievement of the National Strategy on Socio-Economic Development 2025 and the Vision 2030 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.