LAO PDR | Power to the People: Twenty Years of National Electrification
January 2012 [pdf]. This report presents the remarkable success story of the rapid deployment of a national electrification program by Lao People's Democratic Republic, integrated within a broader strategy of national and rural development. These efforts resulted in the quadrupling of the access rate from approximately 15 percent in 1995 to 70 percent in 2010, primarily through an extension of the grid. Moving toward the government target of 90 percent coverage by 2020 will require a dramatic increase in coverage by off-grid solutions.