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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).

 


Enseignement/recherche

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).

Opérateurs/ONG/Bureaux d’études

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