45) About 88 per cent of all government officials in Laos are ethnic Lao or related Tai ethnic minorities, though they only make up about 66 per cent of the total population; UNPAN
, 'Lao People's Democratic Republic public administration country profile', p.
Richard Kerby, Senior Inter-Regional Adviser at UNDESA, who has unparalleled expertise in providing policy advice and carrying out technical cooperation missions to Governments, praised Bahrain's leadership and commitment to the UNPAN
initiatives -in particular e-Government readiness in raising the standards of ICT in the region.
A myriad of surveys have been undertaken by various organizations in order to evaluate levels of trust in the world: the World Bank (the World Governance Indicators), the World Economic Forum, the Institute for Management Development (IMD), the Eurobarometer, the Asia barometer, Latinobarometro, the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), UNPAN
, UNDP, Transparency International (TI), Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI), the Legatum Institute (the Legatum Prosperity Indicator), the Freedom House (2008), the Gallup International, the World Values Survey, and many other organizations.