Social Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Problems and Prospects

  • Ng Shui Meng


The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) came to full power in Laos in 1975 after more than 30 years of struggle. From its earliest inception it had promulgated a strong social agenda to mobilise popular support. Promising to improve the living conditions and social well-being of the people, its social agenda was constructed largely around the following points:1
  1. 1

    the eradication of illiteracy and advancement of education and national culture;

  2. 2

    expansion of health care for all;

  3. 3

    promotion of equality of the sexes;

  4. 4

    protection of the interests of all national minorities;

  5. 5

    respect for all religions.



Enrolment Ratio Sexual Equality Education Expansion Primary School Enrolment Literacy Campaign 
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© Joseph J. Zasloff and Leonard Unger 1991

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