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Dear Arish, Thanks so much for your comment! For an overview of the project you could have a look at the World Bank’s NT2 website,, but for more detailed reading on the resettlement planning and implementation you might want to look at the Social Development Plan (SDP), which is publically available on the NTPC website, The LSMS survey was designed by consultants to the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), with advice from experts in LSMS design at the World Bank, and in consultation with some of the project’s oversight bodies. The data is collected by a team at Khon Kaen University (KKU), including academics in sociology and economics, who have experience working in Lao (KKU is located in the Isan region of Thailand, that shares many linguistic and cultural similarities with Lao PDR). They organize and supervise a team of locally recruited enumerators. The data is then entered (triple blind) by a local Vientiane firm. There has been a fair bit of more qualitative work done, including as part of focus groups on psycho-social issues and the Participatory Land Use Planning process.