The policy changes are especially aimed at dampening inflation and boosting production and export earnings.
The underlying economic policy challenge the country faces remains how best to use oil-and-gas wealth to lift the non-oil economy onto a higher growth path and reduce poverty.
Expanding poppy cultivation and a growing opium trade generate roughly $4 billion in illicit economic activity and looms as one of Kabul's most serious policy concerns.
Some policy measures, including tightening of fiscal and monetary policies, improving energy efficiency, and diversifying exports, have been introduced, but external borrowing has been the main mechanism used to manage the growing pressures on the economy.
In fact, 2007 is regarded by policy makers and the private sector as one of the best economic years in recent history, after 2005.
In early 2007, India and Bhutan renegotiated their treaty to allow Bhutan greater autonomy in conducting its foreign policy, although Thimphu continues to coordinate policy decisions in this area with New Delhi.
Laos is taking steps to join the World Trade Organization in the next few years; the resulting trade policy reforms will improve the business environment.
Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region.
To fool me thus and make a sport of me for these wretched, sordid policy purposes?
Parliamentary monarchy - a state headed by a monarch who is not actively involved in policy formation or implementation (i.e., the exercise of sovereign powers by a monarch in a ceremonial capacity); true governmental leadership is carried out by a cabinet and its head - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor - who are drawn from a legislature (parliament).
EU membership, a top foreign policy goal, came in May 2004.
Recent changes in government, however, have brought some policy reversals.
For the next twenty years the papal policy centres round the doings of Charles as much as it had centred for thirty years round the aims of Frederick II.