Experience Analysis and Scientific Production
GRET’s experts were mobilized to analyze and document experiences, publish articles and books, and participate in research and collegial expertise activities, in conjunction with other research and development actors. Twenty-three experience analyses, impact assessments and thematic studies on policies were conducted in 2010. They involved twenty-six of GRET’s experts, along with four outside researchers and actors, as authors or co-authors.
Diverse Areas of Work
In 2010, for example, GRET worked on:
- intervening in difficult regions: a report on GRET’s intervention in the Androy (Madagascar)
- intervening in a context of permanent crisis: a report on GRET’s intervention in Rakhine (Myanmar)
- paying for environmental services—an opportunity or decoy for local populations?
- impact assessments: the interest and limitations of randomized quantitative studies (in conjunction with CERISE)
- small private water operators (with the AFD)
Doctoral Thesis Support
In 2010, GRET continued its policy of providing support for doctoral theses. It supports five doctoral students and one research director degree (HDR) candidate in the following subjects: the role of new actors and new regulations in the drinking water sector, the social responsibility of microfinance enterprises, local management of the water service in Senegal, the role of development agents in elaborating Cambodia’s irrigation policy, and the dialogue between experts, researchers and decision makers within the technical committee on land tenure in regard to land policies. The recipients of these research grants are all on GRET’s staff, and occupy part-time professional positions in relation to field projects or thematic networks.