INVESTING MORE IN EDUCATION
TO BOOST THE ECONOMY, GRADUATE FROM LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRY AND MITIGATE COVID-19 IMPACT
More children than ever before are in school in Lao PDR, but improving the quality of education remains a challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic and expected economic shocks further threatens to erode gains in the sector.
Lao PDR has made good progress in expanding access to basic education over the last two decades. This achievement is key to reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. It is also crucial to Lao PDR’s ambition of graduating from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2024.