Projects

Some important projects by LASO have been:

E.U. Framework Contract FWC-BENEF-2013 to privide short-term technical assistance in the sector Justice, Human Rights, Governance and Home Affairs, worldwide, 2014-2018.

Citizen’s Security and Human Rights in Central America (EU Programme evaluations in Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama, 2017 – 2018)

Social Cohesion in Panama (EU Programme evaluations, 2015 – 2016)

El Salvador’s national social policy (Solidary Communities Programme), supported by the U.E., Luxembourg and Spain through Budget Support: Overall mid-term programme evaluation (2013); Systematization of the specific programme for Elder Adult Persons (2014); Verification of the achievement of key indicators (2013 – 2015).

Local Peace Culture in a post-conflict context. Participatory Tailor-made course for the Colombian Ministry of Culture and NUFFIC, The Netherlands (2014).

Euroclima (EU, 2013-2014)

Peace Laboratory, Colombia (EU Programme evaluation, 2012)

Inclusive Business in Latin America (Evaluation for SNV and WBCSD, 2011-2012)

Biodiversity, food security and climate change in the Andean region. (Tailor-made training course, PBA Corp. Colombia / NUFFIC, The Netherlands, 2011)

Participatory rural technology improvement. (Tailor-made training course, PBA Corp. Colombia / NUFFIC, The Netherlands, 2010)

Strengthening of the Civil Society in Suriname (EU Project evaluations, 2010 – 2011)

Social and environmental impact of free trade between the EU and Andean countries. (Consultation cycle and assessment study, 2009)

Food and Nutritional Security in Guatemala (Policy study, EU / Government of Guatemala, 2008)

Child labour in Latin America (Research with Amsterdam University and Dutch NGO’s, 2007)

Gender and Penal Justice. Tailor-made post-academic course for ICCPG (Guatemala) and NUFFIC (The Netherlands), 2007-2011.

External ROM Monitoring of projects of the European Union in Latin America (2002 – 2007).

Fight against Urban Poverty in Latin America. Evaluations of EU programmes: PROPOLI, Lima, Perú (2004); PROMAPER, Managua/Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua (2005); PAPU, five cities in Nicaragua (2007).

Local development and institutional strengthening. Participatory training courses for social organizations: Linkage Committee of local organizations in Juigalpa, Nicaragua (2002 / 2003);

National Federation of Peasant, Indigenous and Black Organizations, FENOCIN, Ecuador (2006).

Indigenous organizations, territorial management and tropical forest protection of the Amazon Region in Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela. (Evaluation and monitoring of the COAMA Programme, for the EU and civil and indigenous organizations headed by Gaia Foundation, Colombia, 2004 – 2007)

Latin American contexts. Special courses for young Dutch development workers and volunteers, HKI, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2001-2010)

The effectiveness of development aid. National awareness-raising campaign and participatory research, with NCDO (Government of The Netherlands) and networks of Dutch NGO’s and support groups (2006).

Ties with Latin America. A debate and sensibilisation cycle with NCDO and civil organizations of The Netherlands (2000 – 2003).

Recovery and Reconstruction of Central America after Hurricane Mitch (1998 – 2007). Awareness of humanitarian needs. Identification of the regional PRRAC Programme of the EU. Evaluations of PRRAC-PROMAPER and Cinco Ciudades proiects, Nicaragua, and PRRAC-Salud Project, Guatemala.

Scientific and academic linkages between Colombia and Europe. Coordination of the Netherlands Node of the Caldas Network, the international scientific network of Colciencias (Government of Colombia), 1993 – 1999.

The Cooperation of The Netherlands in Bolivia. The Co/financing Programme with Dutch NGO’s. General evaluation for the Government of The Netherlands (DGIS-IOB), 1996 – 1997.

Indigenous organizations in the Amazon Region of Venezuela. Participatory evaluations and organizational support (1989).

Etnohistory of the Amazon. International Congress of Americanists, Amsterdam (1988).

The cultural dimension of development cooperation. The case of the Dutch advisers in Colombia. Research project, Tilburg University / Ministry of Foreign Relations of |The Netherlands (1987 – 1990).