The Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Rural Statistics (SPARS) for Lao PDR, 2016-2025, has been prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Lao Statistics Bureau and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and in consultation with all key stakeholders.
This document has been produced as part of the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) activities in Lao PDR, under the direction of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office for the Global Strategy in Bangkok.
According to the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS), 2010-2020, the SPARS covers the ten-year period 2016 to 2025, with emphasis on the last five years of the NSDS, 2016 to 2020. A results-based management approach is used for the SPARS, with the identification of outputs and activities needed to achieve defined strategic goals for the agricultural and rural statistics system. A monitoring and evaluation system is provided. A financing strategy for improving agricultural and rural statistics is also presented.