UNFPA Lao People's Democratic Republic

The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a diverse country with more than 49 ethnic groups, many residing in hard-to-reach mountainous areas. The country has a high adolescent birth rate and the highest maternal mortality ratios in the region. Since 1976, UNFPA support has been integral in responding to the needs of women and the growing youth population. With 60 per cent of the country’s 6.25 million people under the age of 25, the focus is now on sexual reproductive health, needs, choices and rights as an entry point to sustainable development.

Data overview View more

Población

Población, por grupo de edad, porcentaje
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    Población de 0 a 14 años,en porcentaje
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    Población de 15 a 64, años,en porcentaje
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    Population aged 65+

Salud sexual y reproductiva

Nacimientos atendidos por personal sanitario calificado, porcentaje, 2014-2019
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    Nacimientos atendidos por personal sanitario calificado

Planificación familiar

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
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    Modern method  

Educación

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Prácticas nocivas

Key results of Lao People's Democratic Republic in 2021 View more
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Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals
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Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available
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School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards
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Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards
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Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth
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Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out
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Minimum Initial Services Package

226
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Life skills programmes for girls

2,250
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Child, early and forced marriage

2,250
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
2021 Humanitarian results achieved for Lao People's Democratic Republic View more
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Number of dignity kits distributed
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UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
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Adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
5
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth)
980,460
Affected population reached with Family Planning services
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Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
la República Democrática Popular Lao 3117508
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 0 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
la República Democrática Popular Lao
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
la República Democrática Popular Lao 5
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 1 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
la República Democrática Popular Lao 260
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 0 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Demographic Dividend: Lao People's Democratic Republic View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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