According to Prime Minister Decree No. 201 / PM, dated 30th June 2017, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is the government agency and responsible for the government and regional administration of Planning and Investment, Researching strategies, Master plans, Planning for National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP), Mechanisms and Policies related to economic management, statistics, the promotion and management of domestic and foreign private investment of Lao PDR, to attract  and  seek assistance (Official Development Assistance : ODA) and International cooperation.