The Mekong River Commission is funded through contributions from the four Member Countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, and through technical and financial collaborations with the following countries/organisations through their bilateral and multilateral development and financial institutions:
|France||Germany||Japan||Luxembourg||The World Bank|
|Sweden||Switzerland||The Netherlands||The United States|
The MRC works with many different partners through jointly funded projects, under formal Memoranda of Understanding or in a research capacity.
In 2001, the member countries agreed to extend observer status to regional partner organisations to participate in MRC Governance meetings such as the MRC Council and Joint Committee meetings.
|Asian Development Bank (ADB)|
|Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)|
|United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)|
|United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)|
ADB, GMS, and MRC working together for the region.
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A delegation of Chinese hydrological experts visited national Mekong committees in Cambodia and Thailand from 24 to 31 May 2017. Led by Mr Kuang Jian
The forum provided an opportunity for hydropower developers and specialists, government, research institutes, development partners and other regional and international organizations to discuss about hydropower planning and development in the Mekong Basin.
The Lower Mekong Basin is at greater risk to climate change with extreme weather events such as typhoons and heat waves and is also more vulnerable to floods and droughts that can affect people’s livelihoods and reduce agricultural productivity