Children's Day - Laos
Children's Day

A Call for Hope, Joy and Justice for All Children in Lao PDR

After two challenging years of disruptions linked to COVID-19, it is time to strengthen the foundations of a brighter future for the most vulnerable children.

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Nice - COP27 Laos

Lao Children voice their hunger for Climate Justice

From 6th to 18th November, world leaders gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27. In Lao PDR, some of the most vulnerable children supported by World Vision have addressed messages to the international decision-makers gathered in Egypt.

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Oudon - education - Laos

A life without education is a life without opportunity.

“I am very worried about my children’s future, especially Oudon who graduated from primary school and would continue to secondary school. I was afraid he would drop out of school like his brother because our village is far from school, and he was worried about the expenses of staying in the dormitory," says Mr. Kham, from Pak Ou district. With the support of the British Embassy in Vientiane and World Vision, his child had an opportunity to keep on learning.

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FAST - Laos
Policy Brief

The Impact of Conditional Education Assistance to transition from primary to secondary school

After three years of implementing conditional education assistance, World Vision has been conducting an assessment of the impact of such intervention and evaluating its efficiency. 

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Quail raising - Laos
World Food Day

Promising tweets: A small bird improves the nutrition and livelihood of rural communities in Laos

Some 12,000km away from Silicon Valley and the notifications of the famous social media, rural households from TaOi district, Saravane Province, are enjoying hearing about their quails growing up and thriving, a symbol of new income and improved nutrition.

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AHAN project
Press Release

No More Hunger: the AHAN Partnership enabled vulnerable communities to tackle malnutrition.

150 rural communities from Attapeu, Saravane, and Savannakhet provinces have seen their lives changed over the past five years, with improved nutrition for the most vulnerable mothers and their children despite all the challenges brought by COVID-19 and climate hazards.

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Impact Report FY21 - Laos

Our Impact Report 2021

Discover the impact of World Vision's programs in Lao PDR and stories of life transformation for the most vulnerable children and communities we serve.

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World Vision started working in the country in 1968 through relief assistance provided to people displaced by the Indo-China War. The organization closed in 1975 and reopened in 1991, resuming development work that focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable children.

From 1999, with a New Vision and a development strategy, World Vision committed to its mission through its development vehicle called Area Development Programme. The first area development programme was in XiengNgen.

We believe Lao children represent hope for the nation’s future and World Vision works along with the Government and Communities, ensuring the wellbeing of children, especially the rural children, through a development approach focused on education, health, child protection, and economic growth/food security.

In 2013, we launched a three-year strategy focusing on supporting vulnerable children and their families. This new national strategy focused on contributing to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). More than 200,000 Lao children have benefited from programmes or policy improvements as a result of our work.



7 million

Population, total


Capital City

17.1 billion

GDP (current US$)