Laos In State Employee Glut

Laos has recruited too many state employees resulting in state spending on salary and supporting allowances reaching alarmingly high levels, a senior government official has said.
At present the Lao government employs 2.36 public servants for every 100 people – in most countries the average figure is less than two public servants per 100 people.
“Such high level spending… will minimise the budget divided for development purposes and undermine development as a …..

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