Development Partners & Partner Organisations

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:

Australia Belgium  Denmark European Union Finland
France Germany Japan  Luxembourg  The World Bank
Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands The United States  

Partner Organisations

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)  
 
 
 
 

The Mekong Connection

ADB, GMS, and MRC working together for the region.

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Latest News

MRC’s Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan seeks inputs

26 June 2017, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR – Around eighty participants from various stakeholder groups gathered in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR for the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Pl

Official Prior Consultation for Pak Beng Hydropower Project Reaches its 6-month Milestone

20 June 2017, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR – Yesterday the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat organised the Special Session of the MRC Joint Committee (JC) on the proposed Pak Beng Hydropower Project (PBHPP) in Vientiane to conclude the official six-

Laos and Viet Nam’s MRC Council members and ministers meet on the Pak Beng project

Viet Nam’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha recently visited Lao PDR to meet with Lao Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sommad Pholsena on the Mekong River Commission prior consultation for the Pak Beng Hydropower Pro