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Lao PDR: World Bank Group Support leads to 93% increase in school attendance

September 12, 2013

Lytou Bouapao, Vice Minister from Ministry of Education and Sports, talks about how the World Bank has supported education initiatives in Lao PDR since the 1990s with Education Development Project. Significant gains for education include more schools, more books, and more capacity-building programs for teachers and school administrators. As a result, the country has seen a 93% increase in school attendance and more children from rural areas are able to go to school.