Lao People's Democratic Republic

National Assembly

Parliamentary budget

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget: Parliament; The Executive; Parliament and the Executive together; Other
National currency
Lao Kip (LAK)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
2852.48 (2021)
See historical data for this field.
Not applicable. There is not a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament.
Yes

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government Members of the parliamentary administration may be fully independent from the government For example, certain countries have a ‘parliamentary civil service’ that is different from the general civil service, which works for the Executive.
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff Certain parliaments control the recruitment of parliamentary staff. Parliament decides - independently from the government- when to recruit staff, what procedures to use, who to recruit, etc.
There is one or more gender equality policies that apply to the parliamentary administration Parliaments may have one or more official gender equality policies - or be subject to national policies, laws or guidelines - that address issues such as the recruitment and promotion of women staff, family-friendly work arrangements, and gender based-discrimination and harassment.
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General Authority that selects the Secretary General.
Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Member of parliament