ForInfo Newsletter, Issue #8

September 2014

A recently concluded study by ForInfo on teak valuation and lessons learned in teak as loan collateral project concluded that although the moveable assets regulatory framework is a good step towards giving more value to the plantation certificates, there are a number of issues in its implementation cited by farmers, financing institutions and government stakeholders. A common issue that needs attention is the “refinement and development of teak valuation methodologies and collateral mechanisms in northern Laos.” (Wong, 2014)