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Lao PDR

ICT4D resources on Lao PDR

Quick Facts

Total population 
                                             
6.58 million  (July 2012 est.)      
GDP per capita

USD 2,700 (2011)

Literacy rate
73% (2005)
Teledensity
28%
Telephones per 100 inhabitants

1.71 (2011)

Mobile phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants
87.16 (2011)
Computers per 100 inhabitants
1.7
Internet users per 100 inhabitants
9.0 (2011)
Internet hosts per 10,000 inhabitants
0.022%
Internet cafes per 10,000 inhabitants
0.71%
Broadband users per 100 inhabitants
0.66 (2011)
No. of websites in Lao languages
297
No. of websites in English
660
National transmission backbone
155 Mbps
International bandwidth
1 Gbps
Percentage of population covered by mobile signal 55%

Source: Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009/2010

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2003/2004

Enterprise Telecom of Laos

ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

ITU ICT EYE

Lanexang Internet Service Provider

Lao Airline Service Company

Lao National Internet Exchange 

Lao Telecom Company Ltd.

Planet Internet Service Provider

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The World Factbook (CIA)

Resources on E-Co Hub

 

ASEAN Statistical Yearbook 2014

ASEAN Statistical Yearbook 2014

With the sustained interest of the business and international community in the growth and dynamism of the ASEAN Community, there is an ever-growing and constant demand for statistical information about the region. Whereas statistics would show the distinct and diverse characteristics of the ASEAN Member States in terms of demography, education and health, ASEAN statistics also demonstrate the interconnectedness of the region in trade, foreign direct investment and tourism, among others. Every year, the ASEAN Statistical Yearbook (ASYB) provides the region's latest statistical information on these social and economic indicators. Containing longer data series to facilitate deeper analysis of interrelated issues, this annual publication provides a comprehensive account of the trends and developments in the ASEAN region, as captured in numbers through statistics.

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UN-APCICT strengthens ICTD human capacity building in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

UN-APCICT strengthens ICTD human capacity building in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

On 24 March 2015, the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and UN-APCICT/ESCAP launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy) in Vientiane. The launch event was co-organized with the country’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

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UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa

UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa

On 15-18 April 2014, APCICT organized a Capacity Building Workshop on E-Government, Information Security and Privacy in collaboration with the Telecommunications Technology Association of the Republic of Korea and the African Development Bank for 26 government officials and policymakers from 9 countries in Asia-Pacific and 6 countries from Africa.

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ICT for Non Formal Education

ICT for Non Formal Education

This report on the use of ICTs in non-formal education provides a perspective on how ICTs are increasingly being used in the community in general to make available information and learning to a larger target group outside of the formal school system. The paper attempts to understand the penetration of ICT in delivery of Non Formal Education (NFE).

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Information and Communication Technologies for Community Empowerment through Non-Formal Education: Experiences from Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan

Information and Communication Technologies for Community Empowerment through Non-Formal Education: Experiences from Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan

This report presents country and regional experiences from ICT for community empowerment through community learning centres (CLC) projects of UNESCO. It highlights experiences using radio, load speakers, computers, CDs, video and digital cameras. It also includes lessons learnt, as well as a synthesis of experiences from the four countries documented: Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

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