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1 2011 South East Asian Regional Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators 5-8 December, 2011 Hanoi, Vietnam Country Presentation Lao PDR Mr. Khamla Phouminh Sidamdoun Street, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Lao PDR, Ministry of Science and Technology P.O.Box:

2 Contents General Information S&T Policy and Development Strategy Indicator R&D Indicator Plan of Action on S&T

3 NameLAO PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Surface AreaTotal : sq km, Land: sq Km, Water: sq Km Population6,256,197 (Male: 3,133,059, Female: 3,123,138 (2010) Density25 Peoples Per sq Km BorderMyanmar 235 Km, Cambodia 541Km, China423Km, Thailand 1.754Km and Vietnam Unemployment rate (%)2.5 (2009) CurrencyKip (LAK) GDP per Capita1,087 US$ (2010) GDP growth rate (%)8.1 (2010) Inflation rate (%)7.13 (2011) Imports (LAK million)526 (2010) Export (LAK million)580 (2010) Exchange rate (LAK /US$)8,000

4 S&T Policy and Development Strategy National S&T policy year 2010 Formulating and drafting review process: National Strategy on S&T of Laos Law on S&T Decree on the Transfer Technology; Decree on the National S&T Day Decree on S&T Fund Decree on Hazardous Substance Chemical

5 Key Strategic thrusts for S&T Development 1. Strengthen the establishment of S&T infrastructure 2. Create regulations & legislations for the promotion of S&T Research activities. 3. Establish the management, development and coordination mechanism on S&T R&D. 4. Support Enterprises effectively, Master, Import and transfer of technology to improve productivity and quality of products. 5. Encourage the applied, innovative and adaptive Technology. 6. Analyze thoroughly important investment Projects. 7. Pay special attention on education & training of S&Ts in different sectors and select the talented SETs for innovative research. 8. Follow up, control, evaluate and estimate the importation of new technology. 9. Focus on investigation survey activities to collect information serving as database for planning activities. 10. Widely use the internet and ICT. 11. Develop the biotechnology and genetic engineering.

6 Dept. Inspect Dept. Inspect Dept. Planning & Coop. Dept. Planning & Coop. Dept. of IT Dept. of IT Cabinet Office Cabinet Office Dept. of Stan. & Measurement Dept. of Stan. & Measurement Dept Person. & org. Dept Person. & org. Bio-Tech & Ecological Research Int. Bio-Tech & Ecological Research Int. Non-Conventional Energy & New Material Research Inst Non-Conventional Energy & New Material Research Inst Technological Computer & Electronics Inst Technological Computer & Electronics Inst Dept. of Science Dept. of Science Dept. of Tech. & Innovation Dept. of Tech. & Innovation Dept. of IP S&T Provincial Dept. Technical Research and Services Section Administration Section Structure of the MoST MoST S&T of Ministry/ Institute/ Private S&T of Ministry/ Institute/ Private Technical Management Section

7 Governmental Institutions 15 June 2011is newly establishment the Ministry of Science and Technology in Lao PDR; Lao National Institute of Social Sciences National Sciences Council (NSC) Line Ministries (LM); Universities/Research Institutes.

8 Infrastructure for S&T Institutional arrangements for R&D Ecological and Bio-technology Research Institute Non-Conventional Energy and New Material Research Institute Technological Computer and Electronic Research Institute National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute National Economic Research Institute Lao PDR has five Universities, National University of Lao Health Science University Suphanouvong University in LuangPrabang Province Champasack University Savannakhet University.

9 Indicator R&D Survey First survey in 2002 Second survey in 2004 (N/A) Third survey in 2008 (N/A) Fourth survey in 2010

10 National R&D Indicators Total R&D Expenditure 6,560 NA 18,027 Million (LAK) R&D Expenditure as a percentage of GDP 0,036 NA 0,031 Private R&D Expenditure (percentage of GERD) 2,4 NA 14 Total R&D Personnel (Headcount) 40.0 NA 3,504 Researchers (Headcount) NA 1,299 Researchers (Headcount) per 10,000 labour force 1.00 NA 5.6 Researchers (Headcount) per 10,000 population NA 3.7 Total R&D Personnel (FTE) 1,946 NA 2,321 Researchers (FTE) 550 NA 693

11 Science and Technology Outputs Number of Patent Applications in one year (160) Number of Applications from Residents (13) Number of Applications from Foreigners (147) Number of Patents Granted in One Year (NA) Number Grant to Residents (NA) Number Grant to Foreigners (NA) Source: Department of Intellectual Property, Standardization and Metrology

12 National Indicator NoClassified of IndicatorNo of Indicator 1Economy202 2Social111 3Environment16 4firmness29 Level Sectors 1Economy356 2Social204 3Environment53 4firmness28 Level Provinces 1Economy203 2Social122 3Environment21 4firmness23 Resource : Department of Statistics

13 Areas of Strength in S&T Re-structuring and upgrading NAST to establish the Ministry of Science and Technology; To Evaluate the achievement of implementing the National S&T Policy year 2010 and develop & formulating the S&T Vision and Strategic Planning to year 2020 To Formulate and revise the national law & regulation for STI promotion and management To promote S&T into industrial sector including business enterprise and private sectors

14 Major Contributors to GDP In the fiscal year , ensure GDP increases 8-8,5% and create value added at current price of 61,300 billion kip; achieve GDP per capita 9,6 million kip or 1,130 US dollar, of which: Agriculture sector increases 3,5%, which comprises of 29,0% of GDP Industry sector increases 17,3%, which comprises of 26,5% of GDP Service sector increases 6,7%, which comprise of 39% of GDP Source : Ministry of Planning and Investment

15 The Investment Report and Statistics Source : Ministry of Planning and Investment

16 The Investment Report and Statistics

17 Plan of Action on S&T ( ) Objectives: To foster STI as a key factor in sustainable development; To apply S&T tools and methodologies to enhance economic and industrial planning; To formulate a systematic approach in implementing the ASEAN programs in S&T;

18 Plan of Action on S&T ( ) Strategic Thrusts: Intensify R&D collaboration and technology commercialization Develop S&T human resources; Network S&T Centers of excellence and programs; Promote S&T awareness and utilization; Strengthen S&T infrastructure and support systems; and Forge closer cooperation with dialogue partners.

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