Lao People's Democratic Republic

Background Information

Region

East Asia & Pacific

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

30% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

769,716 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

1,022,182 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

33%

Source: UNSDG, 2017

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

65

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months

No data available

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

9

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2014

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 85%

  • Male 87%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 51%

  • Male 54%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 30%

  • Male 32%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 7%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school
  • Female 22%

  • Male 18%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school
  • Female 48%

  • Male 39%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

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