We Effect phases out Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam

We Effect’s Board of Directors has decided to phase out the organisation’s development cooperation in Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The purpose of the decision is to focus We Effects work in Asia. It has been decided to phase out programmes with smaller budgets and fewer partner organisations to free up resources and increase programme volume and added value in the other countries in Asia.

The decision is not in any way a reflection of the performance of our partner’s work. It is only based on strategic considerations. The decision also means that the We Effect regional office in Vietnam will be closed and a decision will be made soon about how to best organise the governance of and support to the country programmes in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Palestine.

– I would like to thank all of our partner organisations in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. We value and are grateful for their professional development work and commitment to fighting poverty and injustices, says Anna Tibblin, Secretary General We Effect.

– This is a difficult decision, but it will help We Effect as a global organisation to focus our work and deliver stronger results. We are taking responsibility to ensure more effective and sustainable programmes.

We Effect is today working in 24 program countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The phase out of Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam will be completed latest by December 2020.