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

Press Release: Mekong River Commission Mainstreams Gender in its Work with a New Action Plan

12 October 2017, Vientiane– Today, the MRC Gender Action Plan Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop for Mainstreaming Gender in the Organization brings together member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), experts of the MRC Secretariat ..

New Books: Mekong Water Management Challenges Identified for Collaborative Planning

28 September 2017, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Exploitative fishing practices, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure, and insufficient monitoring and sharing of hydro-data

Monitoring Fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin

The Mekong River is one of the largest river in the world and is home to a wealth of biodiversity and aquatic life. Fisheries is a crucial contributor to socio-economic ...