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Stories from the Field – Evaluating Forestry projects in Lao PDR

Stories from the Field – Evaluating Forestry projects in Lao PDR

Since April 2019 FCG International has been conducting a synthesis evaluation of several Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland funded projects in Lao PDR.

Unlike in most evaluations, for this evaluation the team was tasked with evaluating four consecutive forestry projects funded by Finland since 1994 and a project supporting the National Geographic Department of Lao PDR. The team travelled to Lao PDR in August for 2,5 weeks visiting Vientiane, Savannakhet and Oudomxai.


When visiting the southern province of Savannakhet, the team travelled to Phalanxay district located in a Production Forest Area. In Phalanxay the team had the opportunity to visit two local villages, talk to villagers and see, how the projects have improved their livelihood at the community level. With Village Livelihood Grants villagers have for example been able to acquire cattle and install four new water pumps in Sanou village.

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, Sep 6th 2019



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