Sources and Definitions for Country Facts and Figures - Lao People's Democratic Republic

Sources and Definitions for Country Facts and Figures

Capital, Language and Currency based on data from the United Nations Terminology Database.

Population based on data from World Population Prospects: The 2018 Revision, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division.

GDP Per Capita PPP (Purchasing Power Parity), is Gross Domestic Product on a Purchasing Power Parity basis divided by the population. GDP Per Capita PPP based on data from the World Bank's World Development Indicators. Data are in current international dollars.

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are, according to the United Nations, low-income countries confronting severe structural impediments to sustainable development, which are highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and have low levels of human assets.

Unemployment rate refers to the share of the labour force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. According to the ILO’s ILOSTAT database, in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the highest value over the past 26 years was 2.60 in 1995, while its lowest value was 1.30 in 2011.

Youth unemployment rate refers to the share of the labour force aged 15-24 without work, but available for and seeking employment. Data from ILO’s ILOSTAT database.

Adults and children living with HIV refers to the estimated population infected with the HIV virus. Data from UNAIDS AIDSinfo database.

Adult HIV Prevalence refers to the percentage of adults aged 15 to 49 years old infected with the HIV virus. It is calculated by dividing the number of adults aged 15 to 49 years who have HIV in a given year by the population of adults of the same age group. Data from UNAIDS AIDSinfo database.

Disaster displaced population refers to the disaster-related internal displacements based on IDMC Global Internal Displacement database. However, the data from IDMC does not include people displaced because of slow-onset events (such as sea-level rise, global warming, desertification and land degradation.) Not does this count people moving abroad.

Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves.) Data from Global Climate Risk Index 2018, Germanwatch.

The total number of international migrants residing in Lao People’s Democratic Republic refers to the population that changes his or her country of usual residence, irrespective of the reason for migration or legal status, and living in Lao People’s Democratic Republic currently (as of 2017). Data from IOM Migration Data Portal.

Proportion of female migrants of the international immigrant stock refers to the percentage of women migrants among all international immigrants living in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Data from IOM Migration Data Portal.

Percentage of international migrants 19 years and younger living in Lao People’s Democratic Republic data from IOM Migration Data Portal.

Total number of emigrants who have left the country refers to the number of people who have left Lao People’s Democratic Republic with the intent to settle elsewhere. Data from IOM Migration Data Portal.

The Value for Personal Remittances, received (USD) estimates are the sum of workers' remittances, compensation of employees, and migrants' transfers. World Bank staff estimates based on IMF balance of payments data.