Laos Country Profile

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Country Profile

Laos sits at the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. As it seeks to play a more prominent role in global affairs, including in ASEAN, Laos faces significant challenges stemming from its low-skilled workforce and economic vulnerability. The United States partners with Laos to support informed decision-making that leverages its youthful population and contributes to a rules-based, resilient Indo-Pacific.

USAID partners with Laos to advance economic reforms, strengthen the rule of law, and improve health and education outcomes for all Laotians – all of which help build Laos’ self-reliance while elevating its role on the global stage.

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Monday, March 15, 2021 - 6:00am

Last updated: March 15, 2021