2- Development Planning and Budgeting Aligned
Outcome 1/Output 3 “integrate development planning and budgeting” is very welcome. However, the fact that the Government itself only plans to contribute 9-11% raises questions on the planning process and its soundness. The foreseen division of labour “Government of Lao PDR contributing to infrastructure; ODA foreseen for social sectors” is also not acceptable. Development partners have longed asked for stronger Government commitment to social sectors.