As public-sector services receive greater scrutiny and applications of data and disruptive digital technologies expand possibilities, government officials need constant upskilling to meet higher expectations.
By relying mostly on the use of natural resources, integration into the regional market, and gradual opening of the economy, Lao PDR has recorded significant advances in recent years.
Smart agriculture/smart farming (SA/SF), two terms used interchangeably, makes operations easier and more convenient, especially for the youth, elderly, and women.
Transformation to smart manufacturing requires a phased approach.
Better monitoring of regulatory policies enhances national productivity levels.
Technology can keep cultural traditions alive while revitalizing rural economies.
Digital innovations correlate with improved service delivery.
Innovations in agriculture affect overall economies while contributing to rural development.
Research will focus on prerequisites for transforming the agriculture sector.