Lao People's Democratic Republic

population

6,769,727

WB, 2012

Population density

29.3p/KM2

WB, 2012

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

11,141.188

WB, 2012

Capital stock - M. USD

21,926

WB, 2012

Social expenditure - M. USD

503

WB, 2012

Total Reserves - M. USD

721.633

WB, 2012

Basic Country Statistics and Indicators (2014)

What's this?
- Population, GDP, GFCF, Gross savings, Total reserves (World Bank Development indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/ More information can be found in "Indicators definitions and sources".)
- Capital stock (Global Exposure Database 2014. Di Bono, 2014)
- Social expenditure (International Labour Organisation, ILO: Total Social Protection expenditure, 2012; Public Health Care expenditure, 2012; World Bank Development indicators, Public Education expenditure, 2011)
- Rule of law, Government effectiveness, Voice and accountability, Control of corruption (World Bank Governance indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/)
- Pop living in slums (Indicadores de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/SeriesDetail.aspx?srid=710)
- Ecological footprint (Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org)
- Environmental performance index, Forest change (Environmental Performance Index, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN); Columbia University http://epi.yale.edu)
Population people 6,769,727
Urban % Total population 36.469
Rural % Total population 63.531
Urban population growth % Annual 4.913
Population density People / km2 29.3
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) US$ 11,141.188
GDP per capita US$ 1,660.706
Capital stock Million US$ 21,926
GFCF (Gross Fixed Capital Formation) Million US$ 3,550.058
Social Expenditure Million US$ 503
Gross Savings Million US$ 1,680.789
Total reserves Million US$ 721.633

Nationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014

All scale disasters without criteria.

Mortality

Combined economic losses

7-year moving average 2005-2012 Extensive [%] Intensive [%]
DataCards 482.86 99.76 0.24
Deaths 25.00 100.00 0.00
House destroyed 129.00 99.11 0.89
House damaged 11,413.86 100.00 0.00
Injured people 6,581.00 100.00 0.00
Displaced people 1,088.29 100.00 0.00
Combined economic loss (US$) 221,986,974.60 76.23 23.77

Internationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014 EMDAT

What's this?
For a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Ten (10) or more people reported killed.
- Hundred (100) or more people reported affected.
- Declaration of a state of emergency.
- Call for international assistance.

CRED EM-DAT (Feb. 2015) : The OFDA/CRED - International Disaster Database www.emdat.be Université catholique de Louvain Brussels - Belgium.

Frequency

Mortality

Economic issues

10-year moving average 2005-2014
Events 1
Deaths 10
Economic loss (,000 US$) 22,100

Probabilistic risk results

Average Annual Loss (AAL) by hazard

What's this?
The Average Annual Loss (AAL) is the expected loss per annum associated to the occurrence of future perils assuming a very long observation timeframe. It considers the damage caused on the exposed elements by small, moderate and extreme events and results a useful and robust metric for risk ranking and comparisons.
Hazard
 
Absolute
[Million US$]
Capital
stock [%]
GFCF
[%]
Social
exp [%]
Total
Reserves [%]
Gross
Savings [%]
Earthquake 5.03 0.023 0.142 1.000 0.697 0.299
Wind 0.35 0.002 0.010 0.070 0.049 0.021
Flood 219.52 1.001 6.184 43.651 30.420 13.061
Multi-Hazard 224.90 1.026 6.335 44.721 31.165 13.381

Hazard contribution to AAL

Probable Maximum Loss (PML)

What's this?
The Probable Maximum Loss (PML) is a risk metric that represents the maximum loss that could be expected, on average, within a given number of years. PML is widely used to establish limits related to the size of reserves that, for example, insurance companies or a government should have available to buffer losses: the higher the return period, the higher the expected loss. PML always have associated a mean return period.

Mean return period in years - Values for hazard are in million US$

Hazard
 
20 50 100 250 500 1000 1500
Earthquake 16 41 76 160 259 390 486
Wind 3 4 5 6 7 8 8
Storm Surge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsunami 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HFA Progress (Cycle 2013-2015)

What's this?
National government self-assessment on the implementation of disaster risk reduction actions and establishment of baselines on levels of progress achieved in implementing the five priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action:
HFA Priority 1 - Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening;
HFA Priority 2 - Risk assessment and early warning systems;
HFA Priority 3 - Education, information and public awareness;
HFA Priority 4 - Reducing underlying risk factors;
HFA Priority 5 - Preparedness for effective response.

Levels:
1 - Minor progress with few signs of forward action in plans or policy;
2 - Some progress, but without systematic policy and/ or institutional commitment;
3 - Institutional commitment attained, but achievements are neither comprehensive nor substantial;
4 - Substantial achievement attained but with recognized limitations in key aspects, such as financial resources and/ or operational capacities;
5 - Comprehensive achievement with sustained commitment and capacities at all levels.
1 2 3 4 5
Priority 1 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
Core indicator 3
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Priority 2 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
Core indicator 3
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Priority 3 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
Core indicator 3
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Priority 4 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
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Core indicator 6
Priority 5 Core indicator 1
Core indicator 2
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1 2 3 4 5

INFORM 2015 Risk Index

What's this?
The INFORM model adopts the three aspects of vulnerability reflected in the UNISDR definition. The aspects of physical exposure and physical vulnerability are integrated in the hazard & exposure dimension, the aspect of fragility of the socio-economic system becomes INFORM's vulnerability dimension while lack of resilience to cope and recover is treated under the lack of coping capacity dimension.
INFORM 2015 risk index map

  Value Rank Trend
INFORM 4.33 61 EQUAL
Hazard 3.28 75 EQUAL
Vulnerability 3.94 72 EQUAL
Coping Capacity 6.29 58 DOWN