Country Profile

39
ODIN SCORE
Lao PDR
143rd GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
35 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
43 OPENNESS SCORE
OUT OF 100

Summary of Results

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures how complete a country’s statistical offerings are and whether their data meet international standards of openness. Lao PDR ranks 143rd in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 39. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 34 and a data openness subscore of 43.

The following tables show the coverage and openness scores for each data category. For more detailed information, view the Coverage and Openness tabs.

Rankings

Coverage Openness Overall
Global
OUT OF 187
158th 119th 143rd
South-Eastern Asia
OUT OF 11
10th 8th 9th

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 30 70 50
Education facilities 40 60 50
Education outcomes 40 60 50
Health facilities 30 70 50
Health outcomes 30 70 50
Reproductive health 50 50 50
Food security & nutrition 50 40 44
Gender statistics 30 40 35
Crime & justice 0 0 0
Poverty & income 0 0 0
Social Statistics subscore 30 46 38
National accounts 38 50 44
Labor 40 40 40
Price indexes 38 70 56
Government finance 0 0 0
Money & banking 50 50 50
International trade 50 70 63
Balance of payments 100 50 69
Economic Statistics subscore 42 47 45
Agriculture & Land Use 40 70 55
Resource use 75 70 72
Energy 0 0 0
Pollution 0 0 0
Built environment 40 40 40
Environment subscore 33 36 35
All Categories 35 43 39
Last updated: December 2, 2020

Coverage

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses coverage based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, coverage scores are based on the availability of indicators and disaggregations published, how many observations are available over the last 10 years, and if national and subnational data exist.

Indicators Not Published

Indicators are considered not published when no qualifying and disaggregated data are found. Not all indicators are required for full credit in every category.

42%
Number of Categories That Score 0

Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score. For most categories, the minimum amount of data is one indicator. There are 22 categories.

5
Indicators Lacking Sex Disaggregation

Sex- disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities.

71%

Coverage Element Scores, 2020

Click to see a description of each coverage element. Scoring criteria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the coverage element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Indicators and Disaggregation
This coverage element measures how many indicators and disaggregations are published within a category. In each category, all other coverage elements cannot score higher than this element so that coverage scores are not inflated by only a few datasets.
Data Available the Last 5 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 5 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
Data Available the Last 10 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 10 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
First Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the first administrative level within each category. First administrative levels are defined by the ISO 3166-2 standard and adjusted for country practices. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published data at this level. (See exemptions here.)
Second Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the second administrative level within each category. Second administrative levels are not defined and any further division of first administrative levels are accepted. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published at this level. (See exemptions here.)

Openness

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses openness based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, openness scores are based on the format and licensing of the datasets, the comprehensiveness of metadata, and what download options exist.

Data License/Terms of Use

The licensing or terms of use that govern the use and reuse of data assessed in ODIN are classified as Open, Some Restrictions, Not Open or Not Available (if no license is found). Below is licensing information for data from the national statistics office on their website and most prominent data portal, if applicable.

NSO Website

Lao Statistics Bureau

Not Available
NSO Data Portal

Statistical Database

Not Available

Openness Element Scores, 2020

Click to see description of each openness element. Scoring critieria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the openness element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Machine Readability
This openness element measures whether data are made available in machine readable formats. Machine readable file formats allow users to easily process data using a computer. Common machine readable formats include XLS, XLSX, CSV, and JSON files.
Nonproprietary Format
This openness element measures whether data are made available in nonproprietary formats. Nonproprietary file formats are important because they allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. Common nonproprietary formats include PDF, HTML, XLSX, DOCX, CSV, and JSON files.
Metadata Availability
This openness element measures whether metadata are available for the published indicators. Metadata must be located in or near the data file or on a designated metadata section of the website. ODIN looks for three aspects of metadata: (1) definition of indicator; (2) date of upload; and (3) Source agency.
Download Options
This openness element measures whether download options are available. ODIN looks for three download options: (1) bulk download (at the indicator level), (2) API, and (3) user-select download (custom downloads). Options 2 and 3 are interchangeable for scoring purposes.
Terms of Use or Data License
This openness element measures whether data are made available under an open license. Open licenses must allow the use, reuse, and sharing or adaption of data for commercial and noncommercial use without any obligation other than attribution, per the Open Definition. Licenses prohibiting commercial use or having two or more additional stipulations are classified as “Not Open”. Licenses with no more than one additional stipulation are classified as “Some Restrictions.” Licenses that do not explicitly state all allowed uses under the Open Definition and do not include restrictive language are also classified as “Some Restrictions.”

ODIN Indicators

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2020 assesses data for 65 representative indicators in 22 data categories. The ODIN indicators are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all indicators produced by a country, but rather an indicative sample of the fundamental types of data produced by countries.

The table below shows a list of all ODIN indicators, whether qualifying data were found, and information about the coverage and openness criteria for each dataset. To qualify, a dataset must be published on the NSO website or an official government website linked from the NSO website. It must show national level data, have one of the required categorical disaggregations (if applicable), and present data from the last 10 years.

Not all indicators are required for full credit. More information about this can be found in our Methodology Guide.

ODIN 2020 Indicator List
(1.1) Population data Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Population distribution by sex and age https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Demographics and demographics > Population distribution by sex and age
(1.2) Birth rate Data Not Available
Population & vital statistics
(1.3) Death rate Data Not Available
Population & vital statistics
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Number of Classroom, Student, teacher and Pre-primary students by age group (Public and private) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > General Education
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage, School Type
Years - 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public)
Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private)
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Number of Classroom, Student, teacher and Pre-primary students by age group (Public and private) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > General Education
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage, School Type
Years - 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public)
Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private)
(2.3) Education expenditures Data Not Available
Education facilities
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS, General Education https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > General Education
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - School Stage, School Type
Years - 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS, Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private)
LAOSIS, Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Education > Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public)
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(3.3) Competency exam results Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Facility Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS, Preventive and curative infrastructures https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Public Health > Preventive and curative infrastructures
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Staff Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS, Number of Medical Practitioners https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Public Health > Number of Medical Practitioners
(4.3) Health expenditures Data Not Available
Health facilities
(5.1) Immunization rate Data available
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); PNG (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOINFO LAOINFO > Lao PDR, Proportion of one-year-old children immunized against measles - Percent
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data available
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Disease Type
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Public Health > Number of patient by disease
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); PNG (np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOINFO, Lao PDR, Maternal mortality ratio - Deaths per 100,000 live births http://www.dataforall.org/laoinfo/libraries/aspx/Home.aspx > topic > Health > Maternal Survival > Maternal mortality rate
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011/2012,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Table MM.3 Maternal Mortality, page 124
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011/2012, 2017,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 > Table CM.2-3, page 196-7
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 > Table CS.2-3: Early childhood mortality rates by demographic characteristics, p. 77-78
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011/2012, 2017,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 > Table MM.2-3, page 196-7
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 > Table CS.2-3: Early childhood mortality rates by demographic characteristics, p. 77-78
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Population and Demography> Estimated figures on some demographic indicators of Lao PDR
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011/2012,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 > Table RH.2, page 87
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011/2012, 2017,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 , Table FE.1-FE.2, page 66-68
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017, Table TM.1.1: Fertility rates, p. 81
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - None
Years - 2012/2013
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS, Poverty Profile in Lao PDR Home https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/ > Poverty Profile in Lao PDR > rty headcount rate by geographical location, 2012/, FIGURE 11: Food pove13, page 20
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2011/2012, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Figure NU.1 page 170
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017, Table TC.8.1: Nutritional status of children, pp. 246-247
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2011/2012, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Figure NU.1 page 170
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017, Table TC.8.1: Nutritional status of children, pp. 246-247
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 NSO Home > Information > Publications > search “Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017” > Table PR.4.1W: Child marriage and polygyny (women), p. 305
(9.1) Homicide rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.2) Crime rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.3) Data on prison population Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(10.1) Poverty rate Data Not Available
Poverty & income
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data Not Available
Poverty & income
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Gross Domestic Products (GDP) by activity at current price https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do?rootId=2101000&menuId=2101101 > Gross domestic Product > Gross Domestic Products (GDP) by activity at current price
Gross Domestic Products at Current Market Price by Economic Activities https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do?rootId=2101000&menuId=2101101 > Gross domestic Product > Gross Domestic Products at Current Market Price by Economic Activities
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Data Not Available
National accounts
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data Not Available
National accounts
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2017,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010, Table 7.3-7.5, pp. 70-79
Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017, Table 31. Number and percentage distribution of employed population, by age-group, sex and geographic area, (1,000), p.42
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Industry, Occupation, Sex
Years - 2010, 2017,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2010 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010, Table 7.4: Main occupation of population by area and sex, 2010, p.78
Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2017, Table 35-36, pp. 48-51
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010, Table 8.1-8.2, page 103-105
(13.1) Consumer price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS - Consumer Price Index of Lao PDR (Dec,2015=100) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Prices > Consumer Price Index of Lao PDR (Dec, 2015=100)
(13.2) Producers price index Data Not Available
Price indexes
(14.1) Actual revenues Data Not Available
Government finance
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data Not Available
Government finance
(15.1) Money supply Data Not Available
Money & banking
(15.2) Interest rates Data available
Money & banking

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Money & banking Disaggregation - Rate Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLSX (r, np); XML (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Commercial Banks Interest Rates https://www.lsb.gov.la/lsb-en.htm > Interest Rates
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS - Import and Export Statistics by Class of Commodity With Sections https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Foreign Trade > Import and Export Statistics by Class of Commodity With Sections by Asean Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature 2012
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS - Import and Export Statistics by Class of Commodity With Sections https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Foreign Trade > Import and Export Statistics by Class of Commodity With Sections by Asean Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature 2012


(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Crop Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS - Lowland rainfed paddy (area, yield and production by provinces) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Agriculture > Lowland rainfed paddy (area, yield and production by provinces)
(18.2) Data on protected lands Data Not Available
Agriculture & Land Use
(18.3) Commondity production Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Commodity Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
LAOSIS - Coffee (area, yield and production by provinces) https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Agriculture > Coffee (area, yield and production by provinces)
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Capture Fish: Meat Production https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Agriculture > Capture Fish: Meat Production
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Reforest Area https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Agriculture > Reforest Area
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Activity Type
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
lAOSIS - Statistics of Mineral Products https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/tblInfo/TblInfoList.do > Energy and Mines > Statistics of Mineral Products
(19.4) Water consumption Data Not Available
Resource use
(20.1) Energy consumption Data Not Available
Energy
(20.2) Energy supply Data Not Available
Energy
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data Not Available
Pollution
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data Not Available
Pollution
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (1 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2010, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Labour Force Survey, Year 2010 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010, Table 4.3: Percentage of households by major source of drinking water for each province, area type and wealth index, Lao PDR, 2010, page 19
Labour Force Survey, 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017, Table 9. Percentage distribution of household by source of drinking water and province, p. 17
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (2 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Results of Population and Housing Census 2015,Table 11.7 Proportion of Households According to Source of Drinking Water, page 94
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (3 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2011/2012
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Table WS 1, Page 22
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (1 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2011/2012
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011- 2012, , Table WS 5 Types of sanitation facilities, Page 32
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (2 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Results of Population and Housing Census 2015, Table 11.8 Proportion of Households by Type of Sanitation Facility by Province and Urban-Rural, page 96
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (3 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Labour Force Survey, 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017, Table 12. Percentage distribution of household by type of toilet facilities used by household, p. 20
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - None
Years - 2015
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Results of Population and Housing Census 2015, Table 11.4 Percentage Distribution of Households by Number of Rooms in Occupied Dwelling Unit by Province and Urban-Rural 91
(22.4) Access to electricity Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Access Type
Years - 2010, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Labour Force Survey, 2010 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force Survey, 2010, Table 4.4: Percentage of households by major source of energy for lighting for each province, area type and wealth index, Lao PDR, 2010 page 21
Labour Force Survey, 2017 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017, Table 10. Percentage distribution of household by type of electricity and provinces page 18
(22.4) Access to electricity Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Access Type
Years - 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Results of Population and Housing Census 2015, Table 11.5 Percentage Distribution of Households by Source of Electricity by Province and by Urban-Rural, page 92
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Material Type
Years - 2015
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404 > Results of Population and Housing Census 2015, Table 11.2 Percentage Distribution of Households According to the Type of Materials Used for Roof, Walls, and Floor of Dwelling Units by Province and by Urban-Rural, page 89

Recommendations

Every country can improve their open data and ODIN scores can help identify gaps where improvements should be focused. The following recommendations may involve not only the national statistics office, but the entire national statistical system.

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27 ODIN indicators were not published with any of the required disaggregation. ODIN indicators are only a representative sample of the types of data a country should publish and not all indicators below may be relevant to your country. Nonetheless, those that are should be published. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website. See the Methodology Guide for definitions of each indicator.

Missing ODIN Indicator Required Disaggregation
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status
(1.3) Death rate Sex
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status
(10.1) Poverty rate None
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components
(13.2) Producers price index None
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification
(15.1) Money supply Money Aggregates
(18.2) Data on protected lands None
(19.4) Water consumption Sector
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy Commodity, Sector
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type

No data license or terms of use for data on the website that indicates how data can be used was found. Adopting an open license is a core component of the definition of open data. Data cannot be open unless they are licensed for reuse. An open data license is an opportunity for governments to encourage public use of their data by specifically addressing how people can use data, how they should attribute data, and what types of use, if any, are prohibited. These specifics encourage use and reuse of data by alleviating user concerns about legal ramifications of unapproved use. Please reference the Best Practices section of the Methodology Guide for examples from other countries and reach out to Open Data Watch for advice. Below is a table with the name of the NSO and website where a data license or terms of use for data could not be found.

NSO Name Website
Lao Statistics Bureau http://www.lsb.gov.la

No data license or terms of use for data on the portal that indicates how data can be used was found. Adopting an open license is a core component of the definition of open data. Data cannot be open unless they are licensed for reuse. An open data license is an opportunity for governments to encourage public use of their data by specifically addressing how people can use data, how they should attribute data, and what types of use, if any, are prohibited. These specifics encourage use and reuse of data by alleviating user concerns about legal ramifications of unapproved use. Please reference the Best Practices section of the Methodology Guide for examples from other countries and reach out to Open Data Watch for advice. Below is a table with the name of the portal and website where a data license or terms of use for data could not be found.

NSO Name Website
Statistical Database  

22 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a machine readable format. Machine-readable data are structured data in formats that can be read and processed by a computer. These include Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), common-separated values (CSV), and Microsoft Excel’s Open XML Spreadsheet (XLSX). When data are made available in formats that are not machine-readable, users cannot easily access and modify the data, which severely restricts their use. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a machine readable format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in machine readable formats Dataset URL File Format
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 PDF (np);
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 , Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 PDF (np);
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 PDF (np);
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 PDF (np);
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 PDF (np);
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity LAOSIS, Poverty Profile in Lao PDR PDF (np)
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 PDF (np)
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 PDF (np)
(8.3) Data on child marriages Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 PDF (np)
(12.1) Employment rate Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 , Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017 PDF (np);
(12.2) Employment distribution Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2010, Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2017 PDF (np);
(12.3) Unemployment rate Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 PDF (np);
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Labour Force Survey, Year 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 PDF (np);
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 PDF (np)
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 PDF (np)
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 PDF (np);
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 PDF (np)
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Labour Force Survey, 2017 PDF (np)
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 PDF (np)
(22.4) Access to electricity Labour Force Survey, 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 PDF (np)
(22.4) Access to electricity Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 PDF (np)
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 PDF (np)

47 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years with complete metadata. Many metadata standards can be used to meet ODIN criteria for complete metadata. Metadata must include the following three components: 1) Source agency of data, 2) Definition of indicator, and 3) Date that data was uploaded online. Datasets should be published with ample metadata to “aid both discoverability and usability of the data,” according to the Open Data Handbook. Various metadata standards exist that are often used for statistical data, including Dublin Core, Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT), and RDF Data Cube Vocabulary. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data with incomplete metadata was found.

ODIN Indicator with Incomplete Metadata Dataset URL Metadata Components Not Found
(1.1) Population data Population distribution by sex and age Source, Date, Definition
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Number of Classroom, Student, teacher and Pre-primary students by age group (Public and private) Source, Date, Definition
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public), Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private) Source, Date, Definition
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Number of Classroom, Student, teacher and Pre-primary students by age group (Public and private) Source, Date, Definition
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public), Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private) Source, Date, Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate LAOSIS, General Education Source, Date, Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate LAOSIS, Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff for creches-kindengarten and pre-primary (Public and private), LAOSIS, Number of school, Student, teacher, administrative staff in secondary education (Public) Source, Date, Definition
(4.1) Number of health facilities LAOSIS, Preventive and curative infrastructures Source, Date, Definition
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff LAOSIS, Number of Medical Practitioners Source, Date, Definition
(5.1) Immunization rate LAOINFO Date, Definition
(5.2) Diseases prevalence LAOSIS Source, Date, Definition
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate LAOINFO, Lao PDR, Maternal mortality ratio - Deaths per 100,000 live births Date, Definition
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 Date, Definition
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 , Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 Date, Definition
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 Date, Definition
(6.4) Fertility rate LAOSIS Source, Date, Definition
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 Date, Definition
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 Date, Definition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity LAOSIS, Poverty Profile in Lao PDR Source, Date, Definition
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 Date, Definition
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 Date, Definition
(8.3) Data on child marriages Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 Date, Definition
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Gross Domestic Products (GDP) by activity at current price, Gross Domestic Products at Current Market Price by Economic Activities Source, Date, Definition
(12.1) Employment rate Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 , Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(12.2) Employment distribution Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2010, Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(12.3) Unemployment rate Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 Source, Date, Definition
(13.1) Consumer price index LAOSIS - Consumer Price Index of Lao PDR (Dec,2015=100) Source, Date, Definition
(15.2) Interest rates Commercial Banks Interest Rates Source, Date, Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports LAOSIS - Import and Export Statistics by Class of Commodity With Sections Source, Date, Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports LAOSIS - Import and Export Statistics by Class of Commodity With Sections Source, Date, Definition
(17.1) Current account Bank of Laos, Balance of Payments Source, Date, Definition
(17.2) Capital and financial account Bank of Laos, Balance of Payments Source, Date, Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover LAOSIS - Lowland rainfed paddy (area, yield and production by provinces) Source, Date, Definition
(18.3) Commondity production LAOSIS - Coffee (area, yield and production by provinces) Source, Date, Definition
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Capture Fish: Meat Production Source, Date, Definition
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Reforest Area Source, Date, Definition
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities lAOSIS - Statistics of Mineral Products Source, Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Labour Force Survey, Year 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 Source, Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 Source, Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 Source, Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Labour Force Survey, 2017 Date, Definition
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 Date, Definition
(22.4) Access to electricity Labour Force Survey, 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(22.4) Access to electricity Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 Source, Date, Definition
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 Source, Date, Definition

19 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 6 of the last 10 years. It is important to publish historical data, if they exist, and not only recent data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data for less than 6 of the last 10 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex LAOINFO 2015
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None LAOINFO, Lao PDR, Maternal mortality ratio - Deaths per 100,000 live births 2015,2011/2012,
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 , Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 2011/2012,2017,
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 2011/2012,2017,
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 2011/2012,
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 2011/2012,2017,
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None LAOSIS, Poverty Profile in Lao PDR 2012/2013
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 2011/2012,2017
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012, Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 2011/2012,2017
(8.3) Data on child marriages None Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2017 2017
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 , Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017 2010,2017,
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2010, Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2017 2010,2017,
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 2010
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None Reforest Area 2015,2016,2017,2018
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type Labour Force Survey, Year 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 2010,2017,2015,2011/2012
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 2011/2012,2015,2017
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 2015
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type Labour Force Survey, 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 2010,2017,2015
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type Results of Population and Housing Census 2015 2015

19 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 3 of the last 5 years. It is important to publish recent data, if they exist, and not only time series data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data for less than 3 of the last 5 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex Updated with info from database -Source/URL/Navigation info was mixed up with Indicator 5.2; cleaned up and reworked this indicator, CK 2015
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None -Reworked Source and Navigation, CK -Removed Bulk Download as there are 2 records/2 sources for Indicator 6.1, CK -Added Source for Metadata, CK, -Given URL for LSIS 2011-2012 does not work; please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take to Survey reports webpage, from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, CK 2015,2011/2012,
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex -Given URLs for LSIS2011-2012 and LSIS 2017 do not work; please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take you to Survey reports webpage, and from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, and from page 2 download LSIS 2017, CK 2011/2012,2017,
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex -Given URLs for LSIS2011-2012 and LSIS 2017 do not work; please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take you to Survey reports webpage, and from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, and from page 2 download LSIS 2017, CK 2011/2012,2017,
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None -Could not find similar information in LSIS 2017, CK -Given URL for LSIS 2011-2012 does not work; please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take to Survey reports webpage, from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, CK 2011/2012,
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None -Given URLs for LSIS2011-2012 and LSIS 2017 do not work; please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take you to Survey reports webpage, and from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, and from page 2 download LSIS 2017, CK 2011/2012,2017,
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, CK 2012/2013
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age -Please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take you to Survey reports webpage, and from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, and from page 2 download LSIS 2017, CK -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, updated page numbers, CK - (Table titlre translated as - Percentage of children under 5 years of age according to nutritional status according to 3 indicators measuring body weight: low pods, low pods, and high pods, Lao PDR, 2017) CK 2011/2012,2017
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age -Please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take you to Survey reports webpage, and from page 1 download LSIS 2011-2012, and from page 2 download LSIS 2017, CK -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, updated page numbers, CK Percentage of children under 5 years of age according to nutritional status according to 3 indicators measuring body weight: low pods, low pods, and high pods, Lao PDR, 2017 2011/2012,2017
(8.3) Data on child marriages None -Please use this URL (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la/board/BoardList.do?bbs_bbsid=B404) that will take you to Survey reports webpage, and from page 2 download LSIS 2017, CK 9/24/2020 -At the final Check stage, due to change in definition (now includes ages 15-19), added data for 8.3, and updated scores (as one indicator has data now), CK 9/24/2020 2017
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age 2010,2017,
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, CK 2010,2017,
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, CK 2010
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type lAOSIS - Statistics of Mineral Products 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type Labour Force Survey, Year 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 2010,2017,2015,2011/2012
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012 2011/2012,2015,2017
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, CK -Added URL, CK 2015
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type Labour Force Survey, 2010, Labour Force Survey, 2017 2010,2017,2015
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type -Reworked Source/URL/Navigation, CK -Added URL, CK 2015

19 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data at the subnational geographic level. Disaggregation of indicators at the subnational level is one of the key elements to effectively monitor development of a country and ensure certain groups of people are not left behind. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data was only made available at the national level.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL
(1.1) Population data Sex, Marital Status, 5-Year Age Groups Population distribution by sex and age
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type Number of Classroom, Student, teacher and Pre-primary students by age group (Public and private)
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type Number of Classroom, Student, teacher and Pre-primary students by age group (Public and private)
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type LAOSIS, General Education
(4.1) Number of health facilities Facility Type LAOSIS, Preventive and curative infrastructures
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type LAOSIS, Number of Medical Practitioners
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex LAOINFO
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type LAOSIS
(6.4) Fertility rate None LAOSIS
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry Gross Domestic Products (GDP) by activity at current price, Gross Domestic Products at Current Market Price by Economic Activities
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2010 , Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, Year 2017
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2010, Labour Force and Using Child Labour Survey, 2017
(13.1) Consumer price index None LAOSIS - Consumer Price Index of Lao PDR (Dec,2015=100)
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type lAOSIS - Statistics of Mineral Products
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type Results of Population and Housing Census 2015
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type Results of Population and Housing Census 2015
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type Labour Force Survey, 2017
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type Results of Population and Housing Census 2015

Country Context

To understand a country’s commitment to open data, it is important to look at ODIN scores in context. The information below includes assessments of the country’s statistical capacity, links to relevant laws, and comparative measures of the country’s performance on other measures of data coverage, openness, and government transparency.

Statistical Capacity Indicators

The World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicator is a composite score assessing the capacity of a country’s statistical system. It is based on a diagnostic framework assessing the following areas: methodology; data sources; and periodicity and timeliness. For more information, click the scores below.

Overall Score
68%
Methodology Subscore
50%
Source Data Subscore
60%
Periodicity Subscore
93%

Legal Framework

Data Commitments

National Data Strategy

National data strategies or National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) provide a country with a strategy for developing statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system (NSS). It presents the statistics office’s priorities for the next 5-10 years.

Read the The Strategy for the Development of National Statistical System 2010-2020 for Lao PDR.

IMF Standards for Data Dissemination

Data dissemination standards enhance the availability of timely and comprehensive statistics, which contributes to sound macroeconomic policies and the efficient functioning of financial markets.

Lao PDR is a e-GDDS Subscriber

Open Data Charter (ODC)

The ODC is a collaboration between over 100 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of seven principles.

Lao PDR has not adopted the charter.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

Lao PDR is not a participant.

Index Comparison

Click on the index name on the vertical axis to view the country data from the managing organization’s website.

All scores have been converted to a 100 point scale.