Current projects

AMRC is currently involved in the following projects:

  • Facilitating livelihood adaptation to natural resource pressures in Lao PDR is a three year participatory research activity supported by ACIAR. It is a collaboration between University of Sydney researchers - from AMRC and the Sydney School of Public Health - and Laos researchers from National University of Laos.Read more >
  • Law Project, is a three year project funded by ARC looking at hard and soft law in Mekong Basin governance Read more >
  • Cambodia Water Project, running over five years, is supported by $3 million from AusAID (of which $1.3 million comes to the University, including five research student scholarships). This project seeks to develop capacity in water resource management research. Partners include AMRC, Cambodia Development Resource Institute and Royal University of Phnom Penh. Read more >
  • The welfare impacts of land titling in Laos, funded by AusAID's Australian Development Research Awards program, is a four year collaborative research project between Prof. Philip Hirsch (AMRC), Dr. Paulo Santos (Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources) and the National University of Laos, examining the extent to which gaining access to secure land titles improves economic welfare.
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  • Mekong Learning Initiative, coordinated by AMRC and funded by Oxfam, is a collaboration between eight universities in the Mekong Region for teaching and learning in the social sciences of natural resource management. To date this project has attracted approximately $360,000 in funding support. Read more >