Laos in 2012: Growth, challenges, and human insecurity

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The year 2012 saw rapid economic growth, resource development, and a young, dynamic population starting to change the face of Lao public life. The governing Lao People's Revolutionary Party was quick to claim across the board success. There remain, however, significant caveats: success has been moderate, and growth has come with human costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Challenges
  • Development
  • Governance
  • International relations
  • Laos


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