Open Development Mekong

Open Development Mekong (OD Mekong) and related country websites are independent collectors and providers of objective data on development trends in the Mekong region. Regarding social, economic and environmental development, Open Development Mekong supports:

  • Open data
  • Information sharing
  • Individual analyses
  • Public awareness
  • Informed dialogue

The OD Mekong platform is designed to capture and provide information across a wide range of development sectors, as can be seen by exploring the 16 categories listed on every page. This comprehensive view of development, also across borders, makes the OD Mekong platform unique.

Open Development Mekong Resources

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Opportunities, risks and growing inequality: The Charoen Pokphand Group and maize smallholder production in Shan State, Myanmar

A case study commissioned and published by Land Core Group and conducted by Kevin Woods on the risks, opportunities and inequalities presented by contract farming and industrialised farming techniques in practice. The case study examines maize smallholder production in Shan State, a contract farming scheme by the Charoen Pokphand Group. Draft published for review in December 2015.

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December 2015

The political economy of land governance in the Mekong Region

This report presents a political-economic analysis of land governance at the regional level, focusing on the Mekong Region. The primary emphasis is on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, but the paper also takes into account the regional role and land governance experiences of Thailand and China.

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December 2015

Asia's agrarian reform in reverse: laws taking land out of small farmers' hands

The April 2015 edition of Against the Grain -- a report by Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) on laws and mechanisms in Asia that result in land transfer from independent farmers to larger entities.

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December 2015

Reflections on Lao Civil Society

In this paper, Kepa publishes reflections on the state of civil society in Laos. These reflections, based on Kepa’s own work with its partners, member organisations and their partners in the country, provide an overview and highlight some current issues and developments in the role of civil society organisations.

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December 2015

How land concessions affect places elsewhere: Telecoupling, political ecology, and large-scale plantations in southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia

This study investigates the implications of large-scale land concessions in southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia with regard to places outside of actual concession areas, both within the countries where the concessions are located and beyond.

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December 2015

FAOSTAT country profile - Lao Peoples Democratic Republic

A profile of the Lao People's Democratic Republic by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Data is provided on economic indicators; food, nutrition and food security; population and labor force; land use and agricultural inputs; water resources and irrigation; agricultural production and trade; fisheries production and trade; and forestry production and trade.

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January 2015

The Population and Housing Census of Myanmar, 2014. Summary of the provisional results

This report summarises provisional results of Myanmar’s 2014 population and housing census. (Main census results released in May 2015.) The provisional results provide the total population by sex and administrative unit, from national, state/region, district down to township level. It also shows the population sizes of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw cities, as well as the state/region capitals. Other indicators included are sex ratio and population density.

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December 2014