By the end of 2011, in Lao PDR alone 2,400 households were using biogas digesters, benefiting 10,000 individuals by providing a safe, inexpensive and hygienic source of power.
By 2012, as a result of our interventions and those of others working in the sector we can see that more than 35,000 people in rural districts have directly benefited from sustainable access to safe drinking water and access to improved sanitation.
Over 22,000 households have been able to increase production and income by 60 USD/year/household in bamboo and 250 USD/year/ household in rice in 2011 by establishing fair and equitable trading relations between small holder farmers and micro, small and medium enterprises.
Results from the Final Project Evaluation Report are exceptional and of great significance for development of strategies for rice production nationally. Read more...
The Survey collects accurate and reliable raw data to allow an assessment of the effects that installing a biodigester has had on customers. Read more...
SNV has had a presence in Lao PDR since 1993, and has been an independent organistaion here since 2004. We operate under an agreed framework with the Government of Lao PDR. We are well positioned within the framework of the Government’s ‘National Socio-Economic Development Plan’ and the ‘National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy’.
Our advisory work focuses on Agricultural and Forest Products, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. In addition we run a sizeable programme in the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) sector. Across all of our areas of work, Governance, Gender Equity, and Social Inclusion are mainstreamed. The majority of our work in Lao PDR occurs within the six provinces of Houaphanh, Luang Prabang, Vientiane Capital, Khammoune, Savannakhet, and Attapeu.
“Lao PDR is a resource-rich, least developed country bordered by some of the fastest moving Asian economies in the world – China, Vietnam, and Thailand. SNV works in Lao PDR with local partners and international agencies to capitalise on this regional growth. Our aim here is to develop new and sustainable livelihoods for rural Lao people, ensuring a vibrant and inclusive future for all.”
SNV Lao PDR Country Office
PO Box 9781
Nongbone Rd, Saysettha District,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Tel: +856 (0)21 414 091, 413 290-1
Fax: +856 (0)21 414 068