08 Mar 2018
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Gender, Community & Inclusion
Posted08 Mar 2018
Here at LEI and Gret’s Mekong Region Land Governance project we are moving towards the end of Phase 1 in June. We expect a relatively seamless shift into the second phase, which is anticipated to start in July this year, for another four years.
From two recent external project evaluations, it’s clear that the project has gained considerable regional traction since its inception and is now making a significant contribution to the regional land governance debate. The reviews recommend that Phase 2 should build on these achievements and take a more focused and streamlined approach to policy and practice change.
The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) have prepared a Phase 2 Project Design Document in close cooperation with project funder SDC. We have agreed that Phase 2 will be based on the following features:
From January, MRLG entered a transition period towards its 2nd Phase, compiling and completing Phase 1 activities. It has started to turn its focus to developing targeted policy and practice change work streams for Phase 2.
The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG), is a project of the Government of Switzerland, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), with co-financing from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Government of Luxembourg.
The MRLG project supports land tenure security of smallholder farmers. The MRLG project is implemented by Land Equity International (LEI) in partnership with Group de Recherché et d’ Echanges (Gret) and supported by the Deutsche Gesellscha& fűr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).