Local Staff


Managing Director

After graduating from the Southern Forestry College in Community Forestry in 1994, Bouasavanh worked for five years as a Program Officer at Save the Children UK, mainly working on health and water related projects. She then took a position at the Vientiane Youth Development Centre, which led to her life-long interest in youth employment and adjustment issues.

Consultancies at several international organisations followed and from 2005 to 2007 she led the multi-million World Bank Community Development and village fund components of the Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project. After several more years developing skills in qualitative research for international organisations, in 2011 she founded the Lao Social Research company.

Initially totally occupied with the development of the young firm, now Laos’ best-known social research company, Bouasavanh soon returned to consulting, carrying out assignments for WB, ADB, Finnish Futures Institute, GIZ, DFAT, FAO, Helvetas, Plan, CARE etc in the areas of health research, REDD (carbon credits), forestry, education and microfinance.

Since 2019 Bouasavanh has been the WB’s social safeguards specialist (STC position) dealing with resettlement and risk management issues.



Head of Divison Marketing & Client

Vethaka CHANTHONE holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Rattana Business Administration College. Additionally, she has received training in business writing, time management, and community data collection. Her responsibilities include managing client communication, handling project proposals, budgeting, and leading quality checks. She is an Assistant Manager of the Lao Social Research company.


Head of Finance & HR

Manosone TRAYMANY holds an Educational Diploma in French Language from the Department of French at the National University of Laos. Additionally, she has completed a Computer and Accounting course. She is responsible for entering daily expenses into the company’s accounting system and oversees various aspects of corporate management.

HR - Procurement

Toumkham PHILAVONG obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of State Law at the University of Laos. She is in charge of HR and procurement.


Marketing & Client coordination

Laddavan SILIPHONG holds a Bachelor in Business English and a Higher Diploma in Business Management. She engages in project coordination with stakeholders, document translation, and works on the spatial aspects of survey assignments.


Naphalay BOUDSAVHAT holds a Diploma in Business Administration and has received training in data collection. She conducts interviews and ensures data accuracy through quality checks.


Khampasong LAMANGKOUN holds a Higher Diploma from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Lao PDR. As a supervisor, he leads fieldwork, interviews respondents, and ensures the precision of data collection processes.




Lattanaphone HATHANAVONG possesses a Higher Diploma in Accounting and has completed training in Community Data Collection. She demonstrates proficiency in managing fieldwork teams and coordinates with stakeholders while ensuring data accuracy.


Cashier - Logistics

Ouliya KHAMVONGSA holds a Bachelor in Business Administration. She is responsible for handling tasks related to cashier and logistic functions.



Sakaithip DOUANGMANO holds a Higher Diploma in Business Administration from Pakpasak Technical College. She serves as a Team Leader Assistant, overseeing both qualitative and quantitative teams and coordinating with stakeholders.



Souksakhone VONGSAVANG holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the National University of Laos.  Responsibilities include preparing questionnaires, planning fieldwork, and managing teams.


Lounny CHANTHABOUSONE completed her Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, University of Laos. With training in tools, questionnaires, and data collection preparation, she engages in conducting interviews and performs quality checks.


Xeryang XAYCHUYANG holds a bachelor’s degree in judicial law from the University of Laos. He enriched his skills through the participation in a training session centred on “Youth as Changemakers in a Community.” He conducts interviews and performs quality checks.



Daophek PHOMMACHANH holds a Bachelor in Food Processing Technology from the University of Savannakhet. His role involves interviewing respondents, coordinating with stakeholders, and ensuring precision of data through quality checks.

Enumerator - IT management

Nelamit SISOUNTHONE has completed his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. His responsibilities include working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and supporting the management of IT services.

A large roster of enumerators located in all parts of the country