#tagcoding for Lao PDR ?

Consider Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi9 - Be collaborative. By suitably #tagcoding genuine content, stakeholders and donors can contribute it to an open domestic and global conversation on governance, knowledge sharing and innovation for sustainable development, the economic activities and functions of government in Lao PDR, its cities and municipalities. By providing low-hurdle access to open data that matters to a particular context or trade, stakeholders are empowered to add data-driven elements to the discourse and their learning.

In a #tag2wiki step, the #tagcoded content can be curated, analysed, and shared and conflicting viewpoints can be covered in wiki sector maps and maps of the functions of government, as part of Lao PDR's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Lao PDR is not intended for being read in a linear way. Rather, it must be used as a "4 dimensional topic map" for a knowledge and data driven development discourse in Lao PDR. The reader with an interest in a particular topic can quickly find open data and other content on that "topic in its context and dimension". Before contributing new content, we recommend the reader to minimally check the content that is (referenced) on this page, and to keep in mind Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi7 - Reuse and improve. For what concerns the reuse, improving or addition of new content, we recommend the use of the suitable hashtag with awareness of its dimension (lgu, sdg, isic or cofog).

#LAlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data.

city (capital of province) #LAlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Vientiane (Vientiane Prefecture) #LA01 Data atlas
Phongsaly (Phongsaly) #LA02 Data atlas
Luangnamtha (Luang Namtha) #LA03 Data atlas
Muang Xay (Oudomxay) #LA04 Data atlas
Ban Houayxay (Bokeo) #LA05 Data atlas
Luangprabang (Luang Prabang) #LA06 Data atlas
Xamneua (Houaphanh) #LA07 Data atlas
Xayabury (Xayabury) #LA08 Data atlas
Xiengkhuang (Xiengkhuang) #LA09 Data atlas
Muang Phon-Hong (Vientiane Province) #LA10 Data atlas
Muang Pakxan (Borikhamxay) #LA11 Data atlas
Muang Khammuane (Khammouane) #LA12 Data atlas
Savannakhet (Savannakhet) #LA13 Data atlas
Saravane (Saravane) #LA14 Data atlas
Lamarm (Sekong) #LA15 Data atlas
Pakse (Champasack) #LA16 Data atlas
Attapeu (Attapeu) #LA17 Data atlas

Lao Statistics Bureau

#tagcoding for Laos : #LAlgu 4local #sdgLA 4goals #isicLA 4economy #cofogLA 4gov

#sdgLA tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)2 in Lao PDR - use #sdgLA on Twitter or G+.

(tab guide)
#SDG1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
#SDG2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
#SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
#SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
#SDG5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
#SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
#SDG8: Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment & decent work for all
#SDG9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
#SDG10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
#SDG11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
#SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
#SDG13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
#SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
#SDG15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, …
#SDG16: Promote peaceful & inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, .. institutions
#SDG17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

#isicLA tags for economic activities

Sector in Lao PDR #isicLA #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #LA88A
B - Mining and quarrying #LA88B
C - Manufacturing #LA88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #LA88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #LA88E
F - Construction #LA88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #LA88G
H - Transportation and storage #LA88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #LA88I
J - Information and communication #LA88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #LA88K
L - Real estate activities #LA88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #LA88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #LA88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #LA88O
P - Education #LA88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #LA88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #LA88R
S - Other service activities #LA88S
T - Activities of households #LA88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #LA88U

#cofogLA tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

Check out Lao PDR's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014 to understand the country's challenges in below areas.


09 - Education - #LA09fg

Functions of government #cofogLA tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911LA
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912LA
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921LA
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922LA
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930LA
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941LA
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942LA
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950LA
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960LA
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970LA
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980LA
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
Fast Track Initiative Education For All country page
COPNI 04.7: Hmong Online Encyclopedia



09 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 09 - Education
The related category of industry (ISIC) is P - Education
International World Bank Education Strategy 2020
09.1 - Pre-primary and primary education (also COPNI 04.1): Education For All, Primary Education, Early childhood education at Development Strategies that work
09.2 - Secundary education(also COPNI 04.2): Secundary Education at Development Strategies that work
09.3 - Post-secundary non-tertiary education (also COPNI 04.3):
09.4 - Tertiary education(also COPNI 04.4):
09.5 - Education not-definable by level (also COPNI 04.5): Special education for persons with intellectual or psycho-social disabilities at Development Strategies that work
09.6 - Subsidiary services to education: Access to Schools, Preventive health care and improved nutrition for children at Development Strategies that work
09.7 - R&D Education(also COPNI 04.6):
09.8 - Education n.e.c.: World Bank Education Strategy 2020
COPNI 04.7 - Other educational services:

+ Government and the Economy, Environment and Community


04 - Economic Affairs - #LA04fg

Functions of government #cofogLA tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411LA
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412LA
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421LA
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422LA
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423LA
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431LA
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432LA
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433LA
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434LA
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435LA
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436LA
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441LA
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442LA
Construction (CS) #cofog0443LA
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451LA
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452LA
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453LA
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454LA
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455LA
Communication (CS) #cofog0460LA
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471LA
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472LA
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473LA
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474LA
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481LA
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482LA
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483LA
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484LA
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485LA
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486LA
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487LA
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490LA
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Lao PDR (not for all countries)
COFOG 04.2: Country profile at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;
Plantwise Knowledge Bank country page (set country on first visit) including pest diagnostic tool and treatment support.
Enhanced Integrated Framework country page
COFOG 04.2: The Standards and Trade Development Facility country briefing



04 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 04 - Economic affairs
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
04.1.1: K - Financial and insurance activities
04.2: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing;
04.3: D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and B - Mining and quarrying
04.4: B - Mining and quarrying, C - Manufacturing and F - Construction
04.5: H - Transportation and storage
04.6: J - Information and communication
04.7.1: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; H - Transportation and storage (Storage)
04.7.2; 04.7.3: I - Accommodation and food service activities
International 04.1.2 - General labour affairs:
COPNI 07.2 - Services of labour organizations:
04.1.1 - General economic and commercial affairs: Access to Insurance Initiative,
World Bank Trade Strategy (Consultation) Food Security, Access to markets
04.2 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: World Bank Agriculture Action Plan FY2010-12; Fisheries; Improving agricultural productivity at Development Strategies that work; The Standards and Trade Development Facility ; Farmers' Rights - Resource pages for Decision-Makers qnd Practitioners
04.2.1: Land Reform at Development Strategies that work
04.3 - Fuel and energy: World Bank Energy Strategy Consultations,
04.4 - Mining, manufacturing and construction:
04.5 - Transport: Transport, Infrastructure Development at Development Strategies that work
04.6 - Communication:
04.7 - Other industries:
04.8 - R&D Economic affairs:
04.9 - Economic affairs n.e.c.:
COPNI 07.3 - Services of professional organizations:Share4Dev by InfoBridge

+ Government and Society's Foundations


01 General Public Services - #LA01fg

Functions of government #cofogLA tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111LA
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112LA
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113LA
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121LA
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122LA
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131LA
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132LA
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133LA
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140LA
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150LA
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160LA
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170LA
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180LA

Asian Development Fund country page
Universal Periodic Review

COFOG 0132: Lao PDR's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014



01 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 01 - General public services
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
- O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
- 01.1: U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
International 01.1 - Executive and legislative organs, financial and fiscal affairs, external affairs: Public administration reform
01.2 - Foreign economic aid:
01.3 - General services: System of National Accounts 2008, at Development Strategies that work by UN Economic and Social Council, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), London Declaration for Transparency, the Free Flow of Information and Development (2010)
01.4 - Basic research:
01.5 - R&D General public services:
01.6 - General public services n.e.c.:
01.7 - Public debt transactions:
01.8 - Transfers of general character between different levels of government:
COPNI 09.1 - Services n.e.c.:
COPNI 09.2 - R&D Services:
COPNI 07.1 - Services of political parties: Universal Periodic Review3

In the media

Lao PDR's #tags in other languages:

جمهورية لاو الديمقراطية الشعبية (Arabic)
老挝民主共和国 (Chinese, simplified)
Demokratische Volksrepublik Laos (German)
República Democrática Popular Laos (Spanish)
République démocratique populaire du Laos (French)
ラオス人民民主共和国 (Japanese)
Лаос (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on Laos:
Actor Map, Statute Book, Local Development Books

Open Data and Content

Various sources

The Sector field of listed projects are indicative for the function of government and the industrial sector under which the project should be classified.

Curated open data in the World Data Atlas (by Knoema)

Social Progress Index

Check Lao PDR's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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