In South-East Asia we've addressed a broad range of issues, across the policy cycle, from health and poverty reduction to microfinance and climate change
Southeast Asia is a dynamic and emerging region with some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. One of the challenges facing countries in this region is to foster inclusive and low-carbon growth.

OPM has operated in South-East Asia for nearly 20 years. Over this period, we’ve addressed a broad range of issues, across the policy cycle, from health and poverty reduction to microfinance and climate change. Countries in South-East Asia in which we have worked have included: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam. We have also worked in numerous countries in other parts of Asia, from China and India through to Bangladesh and Pakistan. Worldwide, OPM has been involved in more than 1,500 projects.

We’ve carried out more than 100 projects in South-East Asia for many of the region’s leading organisations, from the Asian Development Bank and AusAID through to the World Bank, UNICEF and government ministries.

Examples of projects in South-East Asia and beyond include:

  • Conducted a baseline survey of maternal health in two districts of West Java, Indonesia, focusing on referral pathways, health insurance, patient satisfaction and service delivery
  • Designed a medium-term expenditure framework for Vietnam’s agricultural and rural sectors as part of the Vietnamese government’s financial management reform programme
  • Analysed the economic and social benefits of mining in Lao PDR, using a novel toolkit devised by OPM and now considered international best practice
  • Helped the Ministry of Health in Cambodia improve the productivity of its service delivery and staff by developing pay, employment, management and organisational reforms
  • Evaluated donor support in five countries, including Indonesia and Cambodia, on behalf of the OECD DAC