Best Countries for Business List (Forbes Magazine: 2017) 134/139

Democracy Index (Economist Intelligence Unit:  2017) 151/167

Official Development Assistance (ODA: 2017): 53/155

Laos judged “mostly unfree” in economic freedom

123 out of 180 Laos' ranking in the Heritage Foundation's 2017 "Index of Economic Freedom" Note: This is another in a series of posts on "Laos by the numbers." Feedback and suggestions are welcome. In its 2017 Index of Economic Freedom, the Heritage Foundation ranks...

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Laos ranks 138th on UNDP’s Human Development Index

138 out of 188 Laos' ranking in the United Nation's Development Programme's 2015 "Human Development Index" Note: This is another in a series of posts on "Laos by the numbers." Feedback and suggestions are welcome. Based on the belief that development should be...

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Laos ranks 170 out of 180 in press freedom

170 out of 180 Laos' ranking in Reporters Without Borders' 2017 "World Press Freedom Index" Note: This is another in a series of posts on "Laos by the numbers." Feedback and suggestions are welcome. Reporters without Borders ranks the Lao PDR almost at the bottom of...

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