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USE OF DEVINFO –LAO PDR. Thirakha Chanthalanouvong Director of Social Statistics Division Lao Department of Statistics Ministry of Planning and Investment. Content. Background LaoInfo project Good practices C hallenges DI monitoring. Background LaoInfo project.

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Use of devinfo lao pdr


Thirakha Chanthalanouvong

Director of Social Statistics Division

Lao Department of Statistics

Ministry of Planning and Investment


  • Background LaoInfo project

  • Good practices

  • Challenges

  • DI monitoring

Background laoinfo project
Background LaoInfo project

  • Project implemented as part of National Human Development Report project since 2004

  • LaoInfo:

    • MDG indicators,

    • Census 1995 and 2005,

    • Lao Reproductive Health Survey 2000 and 2005, and

    • MICS3

    • + Social Economic Indicators

    • +Gender Statistics

  • Twice adaptations

    • LaoInfo V4.1 in 2005

    • LaoInfo V5.0 in 2009

Institutional framework
Institutional framework

  • MoU signed since 2004.

  • LaoInfo as tool for data dissemination in the strategies for the Development of the National Statistical System 2020.

  • LaoInfo Network established among five key line ministries and five provinces, which are being expanded to eight ministries and twelve provinces.

  • Key implementing partner – DoS.

  • Main support partners – UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNDP.

Capacity building
Capacity building

  • Training is mainly organized by DoS

  • Nearly 200 staff from line ministries and provinces have been trained

  • Two line ministries – MoE and MAF able to organize their own training

MDG1: Eradicate Poverty and HungerTarget1a: Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day

Poverty declined steadily and the country is on course to achieve MDG1

MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary EducationTarget 2a: Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling

NER in primary school (%)

  • In overall, Lao PDR is on track in achieving MDGs 2 by 2015

  • 11 more provinces out of 17 need to accelerate their efforts for enrolling children in primary school.

  • More than 43 thousand of children aged 6-10 years are yet enrolled in primary education annually.

Data source: Lao_MoE Annual Statistics_2011

Good practices
Good practices

  • National ownership

  • High commitment from technical staff in DoS, line ministries, and provincial authorities

  • Higher level of involvement leads to better implementation

  • Continuous support from partners


  • Limited HR/staff

  • Language

  • Limited IT equipment

  • Not yet widely used for evidence base

  • Training conducted only at technical level

  • More high level awareness is needed

di Monitoring

Planned v. Actual

Nsedp monitoring

NSEDP Monitoring




Baseline - Target

Planned - Actual

After on progress
After….(on progress)

  • Using DI for monitoring and evaluating the progress of the implementation of the 7th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP)


Thank You