show suggested ACTIVITIES
for Lao PDR

At its 2021 Triennial Review, the Committee for Development Policy recommended Lao PDR’s graduation. The next steps are for ECOSOC to endorse the recommendation and for the General Assembly to take note.  The CDP’s report to ECOSOC (forthcoming) will contain further detail, including on the recommended preparatory period.

Reports and resolutions

Lao PDR was recommended for graduation having met all three thresholds. * Data below are from the 2018 triennial review. Data for the 2021 review will be published soon.  

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

Value: $ 1,996


Inclusion: $ 1,025
Graduation: $ 1,230
Income-only: $ 2,460

Human assets index (HAI)*

Value: 72.8


Inclusion: 62 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators*

Under-five mortality rate
Value: 63.9
Index: 67.3
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
Value: 61.7
Index: 57.4
Source: UNESCO
Percentage of population undernourished
Value: 17.1
Index: 79.8
Source: FAO
Adult literacy rate
Value: 84.7
Index: 79.6
Source: Lao PDR 2015 Census
Maternal mortality rate
Value: 197
Index: 83.9
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality

Economic vulnerability index (EVI)*

Value: 33.7


Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators*

Value: 6,758,353
Index: 41.4
Source: UN/DESA, Population Division
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
Value: 0.0
Index: 0.0
Source: CIESIN
Value: 56.4
Index: 58.0
Source: CDP
Instability of exports of goods and services
Value: 12.2
Index: 24.0
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division
Merchandise export concentration
Value: 0.22
Index: 13.9
Source: UNCTAD
Victims of natural disasters
Value: 2.136
Index: 79.7
Source: EM-DAT
Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Value: 19.6
Index: 31.5
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division
Instability of agricultural production
Value: 5.1
Index: 19.4
Source: FAO