Millennium Development Goals
The lack of reliable data is a big challenge in judging SDG progress.
In Lao PDR, stunting amongst children from the poorest households are three times higher than those from the richest households.
Between January 2016 and June 2018, an estimated 83 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty.
The agenda is built on the achievements of the MDGs for 2000-2015 and is monitored against a set of 17 SDGs.