A Land Programme expert is illustrating impact study findings in discussions with women in Kham Village, Xienghone District, Sayabouri

How often do we as GIZ projects get the chance to go back to what was done after we finished our work, to find out what changed in the long-term for the people we supported?

For the GIZ Land Programme, this means finding out, for instance, whether our land use planning, land registration and titling have helped villagers invest in their land and reduce land conflicts. Earlier this year, the Land Programme Information and Knowledge Management Team travelled to 18 villages in Huaphan, Sayabouri and Luang Namtha to talk to more than 1400 households. Our questions covered everything from knowledge of land rights, land use changes, women’s role in decision-making on land, loans and household incomes.

This month, the team is back in the provinces to present and discuss our preliminary results with people in those villages that participated in the study as well as with decision-makers and technical government partner staff. We want to find out which findings resonate and what is behind some of the trends we captured. To us, it is also important to communicate findings back to all of our stakeholders including the men and women in the villages who gave their time to our study.

If you want to learn about what we found out and how we went about the study: a report and a short summary will be shared soon.