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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Reports & Research
December 2015

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.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015

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.

Reports & Research
December 2015

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.

Reports & Research
December 2015

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.

Reports & Research
November 2015

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.

January 2015

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.