A Passion for Research
Social Environment Research Consultants (SERC) is a successful independent research consultancy based in Vientiane, Laos. SERC has been specialising in the field of social research in the Greater Mekong Region since 1998.
We are an international team of six research professionals from Britain, France and Laos working together as consultants, field specialists, and report writers. In addition to our permanent Vientiane based team, we employ staff locally and from the Greater Mekong Region to support our work.
We take our responsibility to our clients very seriously. We combine the technical expertise of our experienced field researchers with the sensitivity gained from our understanding of local knowledge. The “Art of Social Research” includes not only field interviews but immersion, skilled observation, and in-depth analysis. We observe, collect and deliver highly accurate information with conscientious integrity. We put in our clients’ hands results that answer questions and allows them to make informed decisions.
Over the past 12 years, we have completed a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative social research projects. Our areas of expertise include: Education, Social Health, HIV & AIDS, Family Health, Gender, Avian Flu Virus, Human Trafficking & Migration and UXO Scrap Metal Dealing. A major research project we completed in 2009 for World Vision was an in-depth study of the patterns of migration of children and youth. That project covered five countries; Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. As we move into 2010 we are currently working with UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO).