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     Forecast Categories for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
     Population
     Health
     Education
     Social/Human Needs
     Economy
     Energy
     Environment
     International Politics
     Domestic Government

Population Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic -
Population - Million People - -
     2017: 6.873
     2030: 8.127
     2060: 9.794
Population growth rate - Annual Percent - -
     2017: 1.500
     2030: 0.936
     2060: 0.265
Crude birthrate - per Thousand - -
     2017: 23.56
     2030: 16.92
     2060: 11.98
Crude death rate - per Thousand - -
     2017: 6.546
     2030: 5.882
     2060: 8.326
Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births - Deaths per Thousand Infants - -
     2017: 38.69
     2030: 17.91
     2060: 4.863
Life expectancy - Total - Years - -
     2017: 67.34
     2030: 71.97
     2060: 78.78
Life expectancy - Male - Years - -
     2017: 65.70
     2030: 70.03
     2060: 76.30
Life expectancy - Female - Years - -
     2017: 68.96
     2030: 73.93
     2060: 81.28
Total fertility rate (births per woman over lifetime) - Births per Woman - -
     2017: 2.662
     2030: 2.031
     2060: 1.900
HIV infection, rate, percentage of adult population - Percent - -
     2017: 0.163
     2030: 0.134
     2060: 0.044
Population, aged 0 to 5 - Million People - -
     2017: 0.775
     2030: 0.713
     2060: 0.598
Population, aged 15 years or less - Million People - -
     2017: 2.262
     2030: 2.227
     2060: 1.852
Population, aged 15 to 65 - Million People - -
     2017: 4.335
     2030: 5.440
     2060: 6.403
Population, aged more than 65 years - Million People - -
     2017: 0.277
     2030: 0.460
     2060: 1.539
Population in urban areas - Million People - -
     2017: 2.890
     2030: 5.048
     2060: 8.851
Labor participation rate - Ratio - -
     2017: 0.521
     2030: 0.553
     2060: 0.540
Female share of the labor force - Percent of Labor Force - -
     2017: 51.11
     2030: 51.11
     2060: 51.11

Health Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic -
Obesity Rate - Total - Percent of Adults 30 Years and Older - -
     2017: 13.74
     2030: 16.92
     2060: 26.39
Smoking Rate (Adults 30+) - Total - Percent of Adults - -
     2017: 34.39
     2030: 34.90
     2060: 36.96
Malnourished children (under 5) as percent - Percent of All Children - -
     2017: 20.71
     2030: 9.727
     2060: 4.506
Malnourished children as percent, Smith and Haddad Formulation - Percent of Population - -
     2017: 20.64
     2030: 11.99
     2060: 2.787
Malnourished population as percent - Percent of Population - -
     2017: 16.65
     2030: 8.618
     2060: 2.135

Education Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic -
Education, primary, enrollment rate, gross - Total - Enrollment Rate - -
     2017: 112.7
     2030: 104.8
     2060: 100.0
Education, primary, enrollment rate, net - Total - Percent of Children Enrolled - -
     2017: 82.91
     2030: 96.48
     2060: 100.0
Education, Lower Secondary, gross enrollment (% of age group) - Total - Percent - -
     2017: 80.40
     2030: 91.58
     2060: 100.0
Education, Upper Secondary, gross enrollment (% of age group) - Total - Percent - -
     2017: 46.63
     2030: 70.70
     2060: 99.98
Education, tertiary, gross enrolment rate - Total - Percent - -
     2017: 18.80
     2030: 45.42
     2060: 88.56
Education, years obtained by population 25+ - Total - Years Completed - -
     2017: 5.760
     2030: 7.861
     2060: 12.18
Literacy, percentage of population, 15 and older - Percent of Population 15 and Older - -
     2017: 81.23
     2030: 87.35
     2060: 99.98

Social/Human Needs Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
Population with income less than $1.25 per day, log normal computation (using 2005 ICP based survey data) - Million People - -
     2017: 1.767
     2030: 0.945
     2060: 0.194
Population with income less than $2 per day, log normal computation (using 2005 ICP based survey data) - Million People - -
     2017: 2.788
     2030: 1.713
     2060: 0.400
Human development index, UN Development Program's measure - Index - -
     2017: 0.731
     2030: 0.804
     2060: 0.952
Human poverty index 1, UN Development Program's measure - Index - -
     2017: 17.82
     2030: 9.182
     2060: 2.115
Calories per capita available - Total - Kilocalories per Person per Day - -
     2017: 2,506
     2030: 2,747
     2060: 3,315
Traditional/Secular-Rational index - Total - Index - -
     2017: -0.002
     2030: 0.102
     2060: 0.352
Survival/self-expression index - Total - Index - -
     2017: -0.072
     2030: 0.101
     2060: 0.572

Economy Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
Gross domestic product at PPP - Billion 2011 Dollars - -
     2017: 39.31
     2030: 74.83
     2060: 310.1
Gross domestic product - Billion 2011 Dollars - -
     2017: 12.76
     2030: 31.87
     2060: 239.4
GDP per capita at PPP (2011 Thousand US Dollars) - Thousand 2011 Dollars - -
     2017: 5.719
     2030: 9.207
     2060: 31.67
Domestic GINI index of inequality (larger is more unequal, from 0 to 1) - Index - -
     2017: 0.384
     2030: 0.405
     2060: 0.488
Globalization level index, base years values from 0-100 (highest) - Index - -
     2017: 38.31
     2030: 40.44
     2060: 21.56
Knowledge society index; base year 0-100 (better) - Index - -
     2017: 14.52
     2030: 36.07
     2060: 71.08

Energy Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
Energy production - Oil - Billion Barrels Oil Equivalent - -
     2017: 0.000
     2030: 0.000
     2060: 0.000

Environment Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
Annual carbon emissions from fossil fuels - Billion Tons - -
     2017: 0.001
     2030: 0.003
     2060: 0.008

International Politics Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
Power index, Hillebrand Herman (percent of global total) - Index - -
     2017: 0.037
     2030: 0.046
     2060: 0.097

Domestic Government Forecast for Laos, People's Democratic Republic
Freedom House freedom indicator (higher is more democratic;2-14;reversed from Freedom House) - Index - -
     2017: 3.056
     2030: 3.557
     2060: 4.684
Democracy, Polity index (Range: 0-20; higher is better) - Index - -
     2017: 3.231
     2030: 4.514
     2060: 7.984
Government corruption perception, based on TI (higher is less corrupt) - Index - -
     2017: 2.281
     2030: 2.929
     2060: 6.113
Government effectiveness (quality), factor score; higher is better - Index - -
     2017: 2.166
     2030: 2.528
     2060: 3.444
Economic freedom, Fraser Institute/Econ Freedom Network freedom indicator (higher more free) - Index - -
     2017: 6.448
     2030: 6.712
     2060: 7.381