Dr. Samaychanh Boupha

Dr. SamaychanhBoupha is currently a Head of Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB), Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR.  He joined LSB since 1983. In this role, he serves as Statistician, Deputy Director General from 1993 to 2002, Director General from 2003 to 2011, based on Prime Minister Decree 51/PM, dated 22 February 2011 a Department of Statistics upgraded to sub-ministry and called Lao Statistics Bureau, and in 2012 he has appointed as Head of LSB, equivalent to Vice Minister up to now.

He is responsible overall activities of LSB as well as Lao National Statistical System (NSS), such as organization and personnel, LSB budget and International Cooperation in area of Statistics (He also has been in the Project Director of Lao-Sweden, Project Director of UNFPA, Project Director of UNICEF, Project Director of ADB, Project Director of UNDP and currently Chair of Project Steering Committee of LAOSTAT (WB support), Member of ASEAN Community Statistical System Committee, Member of Committee of UNESCAP, and Member of United Nations Statistical Commission session).

He has also leaded and managed on improvement data quality on producing and dissemination with varies kind of statistics production such as censuses and surveys: four times Population and housing censuses, two Lao Agriculture Censuses, two Lao Economic censuses, five Lao Expenditure and Consumption Surveys, three Mother and Child Surveys, two Lao Reproductive Health Survey, five Annual Household Survey, four Annual and Quarterly Survey, Labor and Child Labor Survey 2010, Water and Sanitation Survey 2010 and others surveys,the researches and statistical report: the National Human Development Report (NHDR) vol. 1, 2, 3 and 4, Development on analysis and dissemination on consumer price index on monthly basic, Development on System National Account, Produced and Disseminate Statistics Year Book and others.