WHO WE ARE
Civitas is a research and consulting firm based in Vientiane, Laos. Bringing together a core group of national and international consultants who have worked as a team in the Lao context for well over a decade, Civitas uses an anthropological lens to uncover local realities, and make practical, fact-based recommendations to our clients to improve social, environmental, and financial outcomes.
The way we Work
We have strict social safeguarding policies including working with ethnic people, minorities, women and children. We have internal policies that cover anti-corruption, environmental protection, child-safety, driving, photography, data collection & privacy, and mixed-gender data collection. All our team members are familiar and comfortable with these policies and practices. Our core values, presented here, inform how we always work:
Civitas conducts all of our work in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our relationships and in the promotion of Civitas values.
Health, Safety & Environment
Civitas commits to supporting public health measures (including those to limit the spread of Covid-19), works to minimise risk to team members and associates, and strives to minimize our footprint.
Civitas values intellectual rigour, following best practices, and the rule of law. Civitas understands the importance of social safeguarding to support the most vulnerable members of populations.
Civitas is explicitly committed to advancing gender & social equality through our work as we know it maximizes operational and organizational effectiveness and improves our contribution to sustainable poverty alleviation.