6 Develop a global partnership for development

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Photo: UNDP Lao PDR

 

Sustainable development and poverty reduction are tied to trade, debt sustainability, aid and technology. The Lao PDR, in becoming the 158th member of the World Trade Organisation in February of 2013, has made great strides toward integrating with the global economy. It also benefits from unilateral tariff preferences from 36 countries in its capacity as an LDC. The Lao PDR’s debt profile has improved markedly and access to mass media and information communication technologies has increased, even among the poor. With the advent of the Aid Management Platform (AMP) portal, the country will be able to offer a high degree of transparency and accountability to aid providers. Ensuring equitable and sustainable growth during its continued development will help the Lao PDR to reach national development targets and allow for all its citizens to enjoy the country’s progress.

1.1 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population