Laos is continuing to expand its trade openness (entry into the WTO in January 2013) and its accessibility strategy to leave behind its status of isolated country and attract foreign investors (mining, hydroelectricity, plantations). On the international political scene, Laos hosted the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) with the slogan of “Friends for Peace, Partners for Prosperity.” A few weeks previously, the emerging civil society was authorized to organize the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) with a slogan different from that of the official summit: “People’s Solidarity against Poverty and for Sustainable Development: Challenging Unjust and Unequal Development, Building States of Citizens for Citizens”—perhaps a first step toward giving civil society a larger role.
In 2012, GRET notably extended two drinking water supply support projects (MIREP for four years, and MADEVIE for one year).
Bamboo Houaphan |
A year to create an enabling environment for a service center and a national platform to develop the bamboo sector in Lao PDR.
Laos | 01/10/2015 - 31/12/2016
Since 2011, the Houaphan bamboo project facilitates a multistakeholder learning process involving villagers, producers groups, private sector and authorities, combining the natural resource management and the business approach through policy dialogue. The proposed project builds on promising results of ...
Evaluation du projet de création du Centre de Formation Professionnelle aux Métiers de l’eau à Vientiane (Laos)
Laos | 30/07/2012 - 10/11/2012
Entre 2004 et 2008, la Société des Eaux de Vientiane (NPNL) a mis en place un centre de formation professionnelle pour l'eau potable et l'assainissement. Sous financement de l'AFD, ce projet visait à contribuer à l’amélioration de la ...
Bambou - Houaphan |
Laos | 01/01/2011 - 30/09/2015
The overall objective of the Project is that bamboo sector provides stable and sustainable incomes and employments, contributing to poverty alleviation and conserving forest functions and upland environment in Houaphan province. Thanks to the project, it is expected ...
Program to promote sustainable access to services and incomes for disadvantaged populations in three LDC Fragile States (Haïti, Laos, Mauritania)
Haiti, Laos, Mauritania | 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
The project is located in three countries classified as Least Developed Countries and characterized as « fragile states »: Haiti (city of Port-au-Prince), Laos (Houaphan Province), and Mauritania (city of Nouakchott). Promote disadvantaged populations’ acce ...
Laos | 01/07/2009 - 31/12/2013
Project to Support the Establishment of an Eco-Tourism Development Strategy in Khammouane Province, Laos
Laos | 01/01/2009 - 30/06/2013
GRET was commissioned to conduct a feasibility study on the eco-tourism development strategy in Khammouane Province, Laos. This study aimed to accompany public policies in Khammouane Province in the framework of decentralized cooperation. ...
Laos | 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2009
The project aimed to support the Department of Irrigation to review its strategy. The main objective was to confirm the understanding of MAF (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) and Afd about the project objectives and activities as its ...
Ex-post Evaluation of the Tan Piao irrigated scheme development Project and the Decentralised Irrigation Management and Development Project – Laos
Laos | 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2009
Gret was assess the progress of projects towards its state goals and defined indicators. This will lead to the identification of successes and constraints in order to draw up lessons and recommendations. Two separate reviews were be implemented: (1) The ...
SHSP TA |
Laos | 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2012
This technical assistance is running since september 2008 in partnership with the Swiss Red Cross and the Lao Consulting Group with the objective of supporting the Ministry of Health in the implementation of a support to health sector ...
Laos | 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009
The objective is to support the development of a diversified bamboo based economic sector in the Vietnam –Laos cross border mountain areas bringing economic, social and environmental benefits to the poor communities. Specific objectives of this Project are: Establishment ...
| Gret | 2012
A l’occasion du 6e Forum mondial de l’eau de Marseille en 2012, ce DVD rassemble la documentation issue de 30 ans d’expérience du Gret sur les différents usages de l’eau (références bibliographiques, capitalisations de projets, guides, vidéos, outils ...
| AFD | 2010 | Focales | 6
Water and sanitation services, which qualify as essential public services, need to be regulated from an economic, environmental and public health standpoint. AFD, within the framework of its research program on PPPs, has worked on theoretical approaches and ...
B. Phachomphonh ; M. Greijmans ; J.F. Kibler | Gret | 09/2012 | Politiques et Pratiques de développement | 8
Forests form a vital ecosystem that provides multiple services. Lao PDR still harbours 9.7 million ha (source FS2020) of natural forest, containing a rich biodiversity. The key riches of the Lao forest are reflected in the high diversity ...
Centre de recherche forestier de l’Institut national de recherche sur l’agriculture et les forêts (FRC/NAFRI).
Institutions publiques et collectivités locales
Ministère de la Santé, Ministère des travaux publics et des transports, Département de l’Habitat et de la Planification Urbaine (DHPU), Agence de régulation de l’eau potable (Arep) et division de l’Eau potable, Province de Houaphanh, Province de Khammouane, Province de Vientiane, Province de Bolikhamxay, Province de Sayabouri, Capitale Vientiane, Société des Eaux de la capitale de Vientiane (NamPapa Nakhone Luang - NPNL).
Croix Rouge suisse, Lao Consulting Group (LCG), Bureau d’études Lao (BEL), SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Tétraktys, Energie Sans Frontière, Aquassistance
Collectifs et Réseaux
INGO Forum (60 ONG internationales intervenant au Laos), sous-groupes de travail (technical working group) dans les secteurs de la santé, de l’eau (Lao WASH TWG), et des questions foncières