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Advocacy and International Law, Laos, poverty, growth, development, impact, coping strategies
The National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (NGPES) is the strategic framework under which all of the Government's future growth and poverty eradication programs will be developed and implemented. The NGPES is the result of a process that started in 1996 when the 6th Party Congress defined the long-term development objective as freeing the country from the status of least-developed country (LDC) by 2020. The NGPES is a comprehensive framework for growth and development, and has a particular focus on the improvement of the poverty situation in the poorest districts. It has thus a dual objective: enhancing growth and development, and reducing poverty.