The DGRV Team in Laos works on all three levels. On the Macro level the team advices the local partners, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Bank of Lao, in matters of a cooperative law. Additionally, DGRV offers capacity building in various areas for the partner’s staff. On the Meso level DGRV Laos strengthens cooperative networks with organizational capacity building to foster exchange between cooperatives and strengthen their role. Finally, on the Micro level DGRV Laos works closely with individual cooperatives to build model cooperatives. DGRV Laos always takes into account the needs of the target groups and uses various instruments (study tours, internships, trainings) to reach its goal.
The project is funded by the BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and is currently running until the end of 2020.
Some activity highlights in 2019 include:
The Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives is responsible for supporting and overseeing all agricultural cooperatives as well as farmer and production groups within Laos.
The Financial Institutions Supervision Department is responsible for supervision and auditing the Savings and Credit Unions in Laos.
DGRV – Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband e. V. – Laos
German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation Laos
Ban Phonsavanh-Tai, Unit 5, House No 071
P.O. Box 11370
F. +856 21 263 559
Mr. Holger Grages
Ms. Vimonlath Vannavong
Ms. Valaphone Panyasiri
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