News 16.12.2013

16.12.2013

Provincial Public Private Dialogue in Champasak: LCA is voicing the coffee sector`s suggestions for policy improvements

LCA organised a meeting of coffee sector stakeholders in October 2013 (a so called `Private Sector Working Group`) to discuss the problems that the sector faces. Participants not only collected a list of challenges for the coffee sector, they also decided which are most urgent and they also drafted suggestions on how policy can solve the problems. The list of problems and suggested solutions was presented during the Provincial Public Private Dialogue in Champasak in December 2013.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) have been implementing Provincial Public and Private Dialogues (PPPD) with the aim to solve issues at provincial level since 2005. MPI and LNCCI published guidelines for the implementation of the PPPD process in 2009.

 

The Government of Lao PDR regards the participation of the private sector in the implementation of socioeconomic development policies as particularly important. Strengthening the private sector has become an important duty of the government in an economy faced with a highly competitive market environment. Especially the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) realises that in order to steadily improve the capacity of the business sector, getting to know the real problems the business sector is facing is very important. Finding solutions to such problems together with the private sector will help the government to better achieve its policies in promoting the private sector, which will ultimately create many positive impacts for economic development as a whole.

MPI and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) have been implementing Provincial Public and Private Dialogues (PPPD) with the aim to solve issues at provincial level since 2005. MPI and LNCCI published guidelines for the implementation of the PPPD process in 2009.

-sl