Lao Social Research

Our Projects

Since our establishment in 2011 we have carried out the following major assignments as well as over one hundred market research and interpreting/ translation assignments. The following project timeline summarizes our experience in the last 8 years.

Project Timeline

2020

LuxDev – Lao/029 (on-going)

LuxDev – Lao/029 (on-going)

Promotion of sustainable and inclusive growth of the Lao PDR Travel and Hospitality sector. Develop an online database system to support the management of M&E data in order for the local team and International M&E specialist to track and report on progress.

2019

WB – Baby WASH and Nutrition

Household survey on Baby WASH and nutrition behaviors in 4 provinces of Lao PDR – Xiengkwang, Houaphan, Phongsaly, and Oudomxai; Approximately 600 households covering behavior determinants

2019

MPWT/WB/AIIB/NDF – Support NR13N

MPWT/WB/AIIB/NDF – Support NR13N

Support for the Implementation of the RAP and EGEP for 13 North Road Section. Develop a transparent and user-friendly IT-based mechanism/ system to track the progress being made in the payment of compensation as part of the RAP implementation along with collecting and tracking grievances/redress.

2019

Nam Ngiep 1 Power Co. Ltd – Biennial Resettlers Survey

Detailed household consumption and expenditure survey for 1,600 affected HHs in Borikhamxay Province.

2018

LURAS/Helvetas/SDC – Spider GEM Project

LURAS/Helvetas/SDC – Spider GEM Project

Generate Radar charts from KoboToolBox Data server into Excel to for villagers to view and discuss the results in 3 northern provinces.

2018

ADB – Youth and Labour Survey

Comprehensive household labour force and youth school to work transitions survey across three regions – North, South and Central – plus Vientiane Capital in Lao PDR. Approx. 3,500 interviews undertaken with a large team of enumerators.

2018

KFW – Trade Students Survey

TVET survey of current and former students in four provinces.

2018

USAID – Study on Disability

Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, reporting and analysis on the Gender Aspects of PWD policy and Practice in Lao PDR. A

2017

WB/AIIB/MPWT – Social and Economic Study – JV with LCG Ltd

Multiple surveys of households, businesses, public properties affected by the proposed widening of the road. Over 5,000 households

2017

WB – PRF Village Nutrition Centre

Social survey services to the PRF Village Nutrition Centre impact evaluation, including coding, data cleaning and survey.

2017

DFAT – SPSL MIS Development

DFAT – SPSL MIS Development

Implement internal and external SPSL Management Information Systems (MIS). Develop a system to manage beneficiary information, asset monitoring, and bank account activities. Design and conduct all necessary training for all categories of MIS users.

2017

PRF/WB

Revision of Gender Guidelines for the Poverty Reduction Fund (Poverty Reduction Fund/World Bank)

2017

Helvetas – LURAS

Beneficiary Assessment for LURAS program.

2017

Australian DFAT

Questionnaire coding, training and provision of equipment

2016

EDC (Washington DC)

Organize meetings with ministries and stakeholders, translating and interpreting, transport and other arrangements

2016

WFP/EDC – School Feeding/WASH

Data collection in 159 schools in 2 regions of Lao PDR – to support impact assessment review of School Feeding meals combined with or without WASH activities in Lao PDR (World Food Program Laos Joint contract with Enterprise Development Company Laos)

2016

LCG Ltd – ADB Water Supply Sector Project

Tablet-based Social/Economic Surveys in ten towns In Lao PDR – codify questionnaires for tablet use, carry out randomized household surveys in Bolikhamxai, Xayabury, Attapeu and
Sekong

2016

Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki and Forestry; Faculty, National University of Laos

Environmental vulnerability, social resilience and multi-scale governance project- Carry out qualitative research on Xebangfai River and Mekong basin (Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki and Forestry Faculty, National University of Laos)

2016

Aqua-Media International – ASIA 2016 Hydro Power Conference

ASIA 2016 Hydro Power Conference – Raise awareness about the event with other ministries and relevant institutions in Lao PDR. Work closely with MEM, MONRE organizing authorization for clearance of about 60 freights through customs and easing arrival procedures for international participants, etc.

2015

IRL (Poverty Reduction Fund II/ World Bank)

Impact Assessment/Endline Survey (4 provinces)-Qualitative Survey and comparative and
analytical report