Every five years the MRC updates its strategy for basin development to reflect and adapt to new trends, needs and challenges in water development and regional cooperation. The update also ensures that decision-making on water and related resources is based on up-to-date knowledge and feedback from stakeholders.
The 2011-2015 strategic period ended in December 2015. The MRC Programmes were the main vehicle for the fulfillment of the organisation’s mission and the implementation of its core functions under the Basin Development Strategy, and Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. At the end of the cycle, the programmes were phased out and each one produced a Completion Report to summarise results and achievements during the five-year period:
|Agriculture and Irrigation Programme - The main goals of the MRC’s Agriculture and Irrigation Programme were to improve irrigation and water use, and monitor land-use changes. more>>|
|Basin Development Plan Programme - According to the 1995 Agreement, the MRC is responsible for formulating the Basin Development Plan (BDP) to promote the coordinated development and management of the Mekong River Basin’s water and related resources in an integrated, sustainable, and equitable manner for the benefit of all riparian countries. more>>|
|Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative - Under the Environment Programme, the Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative focused on climate change impact assessments, and adaptation planning and implementation within the Mekong River Basin. more>>|
|Drought Management Programme - The MRC’s Drought Management Programme (DMP) helped the riparian countries to prepare vulnerable communities for increasingly frequent and severe drought events through monitoring, analysis and implementation of regional drought adaptation and mitigation strategies. more>>|