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Lao PDR is scheduled to graduate in 2026.

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