Over half a century ago, Lao PDR began its journey to become a modern nation and committed itself to long-term development ambitions. It has delivered electricity, schools, roads, and has become an important energy exporter.
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The World Bank Group and WHO, in consultation with several agencies and countries represented in this conference, published the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Scaling Up Investment Plan 2015-2024... Show More + in May 2014. The estimated total cost of scaling up and sustaining CRVS systems in the 73 priority countries is USD $3.8 billion with an estimated US$2 billion global financing gap over ten years (2015-2024), or an average of about US$200 million financing gap per year for the 73 countries. The estimation of the financing gap excluded the much needed domestic resources for investment in CRVS.Development partners, donors and civil society organizations should work closely with Governments in the next decade to achieve the CRVS declaration that the Ministers in the Asia and the Pacific present in this conference will jointly make after this session.In this region, the World Bank Group is looking forward to building on a number of efforts underway with development partners, including the Show Less -