Lao PDR celebrated its National Statistics Day 2011 on 30 June. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Better Statistics, Better Policies, Better Development Outcomes”. The proceedings considered a draft sub decree to implement the statistical law, which was approved exactly one year ago. The meeting also reviewed the Fourth National Report on Human Resources Development. PARIS21 delivered a presentation on the NSDS process in general and integrating sectoral concerns in particular.