The Mekong River Commission is Funded by Contributions from its Member Countries

MRC member countries

Development Partners

The MRC’s Development Partners (DP) are multilateral and bilateral funding organisations that provide financial support to the organisation. They are an important asset in a number of respects:

  • As a key source of funding for mission-critical activities
  • As a source of support for priority-setting led by MRC’s Member Countries and subsequent implementation
  • As a channel to relay both MRC recommendations to stakeholders and stakeholder feedback to the MRC
  • Contribution to organisational performance and accountability for usage of DP funds

Partner Organisations

The MRC works with many different partners through jointly funded projects, under 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. These include:

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • World Bank (WB) 

In consultation with the Joint Committee (JC) members and at the discretion of the JC Chair, these organisations can be invited to join MRC meetings.

MRC joint partners