2012 was a pivotal year for Myanmar, moving from a military regime to a parliamentary democracy with many evolutions: changes in ministries to implement reforms, releasing political prisoners, accepting non-governmental political opposition, cease fire agreements with ethnic armed groups, an end to censorship in the media and publishing, and new laws. The opening to international trade and growing interest from donors have opened up new possibilities.
In this context, GRET became an officially registered international NGO and obtained a license to run its microfinance activities. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Health was signed to implement a new nutrition project. While ensuring the continuation of its existing projects, GRET forged new relationships, participated in new networks, explored new subject areas and intervention zones, established new projects with other NGO partners as part of consortia, collaborated with a private company as part of an innovative approach, prepared a new HR policy and standardized financial procedures, and began to build new relationships with government offices.
In March 2013, Pascal Canfin, France’s Minister of Development, met with GRET’s teams in Myanmar during an official visit and pledged his support for GRET’s activities strengthening Birman civil society.
Myanmar | 18/10/2016 - 30/06/2019
The livelihoods system theory considers that livelihoods are formed within social, economic, political and environmental contexts. The full engagement of private, public and civic sectors is necessary to the improvement of the livelihoods for the vulnerable people. The ...
Enhancing livelihood, income generation and resilience of the vulnerable population in South Chin and North Rakhine (Myanmar)
Myanmar | 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
Chin and Rakhine States are identified as very vulnerable States in Myanmar, weakened by frequent disasters and confronted to major local challenges. GRET and its partners are implementing an integrated and connected project in 3 Townships of Union ...
Myanmar | 01/08/2016 - 30/11/2018
In the Uplands context, the active engagement of all sectors (private, public, civic) is necessary to deliver the overarching goal of improved livelihoods for people living in poverty in the uplands. All need to be fully engaged and ...
Diversification of Livelihood options by enhancing capacities of small producers (particularly women) and their organizations to benefit from market opportunities
Myanmar | 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016
The present cooperation between ICIMOD and GRET aims to focus on comprehensive capacity building of local NGOs (in particular Chin Organisation for Rural and Agricultural Development, CORAD, which is the implementing organization), local government line departments and local producer ...
Cambodia, Myanmar | 01/12/2014 - 31/12/2017
The context In Myanmar and Cambodia, 70 to 80% of the population lives off agriculture. The poorest among these family farmers are not benefitting from the economic growth being experienced by these countries in recent years. GRET has been ...
Myanmar | 01/06/2013 - 31/05/2016
The overall objectives are twofold: i) to contribute to livelihood security and local governance improvements in rural areas of Myanmar and ii) to support the emergence and strengthening of appropriate services for rural development along with production and ...
LIFT Land |
Myanmar | 30/05/2013 - 30/04/2019
Since 2008, Myanmar's government has engaged many major institutional changes especially concerning land tenure in order to create a favorable framework for the country economic development. In the same time, private investments in agribusiness have been encouraged. These ...
Community Based Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Environment Protection in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, Myanmar
Myanmar | 01/02/2012 - 31/01/2015
On the one hand, the project aims at supporting MSN to strengthen its organizational and institutional capacities for improved governance and a better / more active participation to Myanmar environment preservation NGO network. On the other hand, the ...
Chin MFI |
Myanmar | 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014
Grat created an MFI in Myanmar, Chin State: the chin MFI. In this project, Gret conducted a feasibility study in the southern Chin to define the conditions for the development of Microfinance activities in the area. A second aspects of ...
Chin MFI |
Myanmar | 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013
GRET created a Microfinance Institution in Myanmar, Chin State: the Chin MFI. The project aims at developping the activity of the Chin MFI through a better coverage of the actual townships (opening of new villages) and a geographical extension ...
Land tenure in rural lowland Myanmar: From historical perspectives to contemporary realities in the Dry zone and the Delta
| GRET | 2017
The study is available in English. The Burmese version is composed of its synthesis and executive summary. This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and ...
| 2013/03 | 29.1
Between 2004 and 2010, the Groupe de Recherche et d’Echanges Technologiques (GRET) supported the introduction and dissemination of SRI in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State, as part of a series of projects aiming at ensuring food security. Based on ...
| 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 ...
- Public Institutions and Local Authorities
Département d’Agriculture et de la Recherche agricole, Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Irrigation; Département de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé; Progress of Border Areas and National Races Department / Ministry of Border Affairs; Ministry; Myanmar Microfinance Supervisory Enterprise / Ministry of Finance and Revenue; Small-scale Industry Department / Ministry of Cooperatives
Danida (Embassy of Denmark); Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT); European Union (EU); UKAid;
- UN and other International
UNDP; International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Mangrove Service Network (Myanmar); Solidarités International (France); Action Contre la Faim (France); Welthungerhilfe (Germany)
Food Security Working Group (FSWG); Land Core Group (LCG); Food Security and Agriculture Technical Group (FSATG); Food Security Information Network (FSIN); Microfinance Working Group (MFWG); International NGO forum.
Gold Power Co. Ltd, Cartier Charitable Foundation.
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