Due Diligence Guideline: is adopted as part of MRC’s commitments under the FPAC mechanism and aim to provide a generic framework to the procurement function of MRCS for undertaking due diligence on third parties that the MRC may engage in business and/or funding activities.
Key Achievements and Success Stories
The Annual Report describes the success stories of the key achievements and progress of the Mekong River Commission during 2021 as the first year of implementation of the MRC Strategic Plan (MRC SP) 2021-2025, which is integrated with the Basin Development Strategy (BDS) 2021-2030. Despite having a difficult year in 2021 during the pandemic, some major preparatory work has been completed to pave the way for the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The five Strategic Priorities are identified to direct the realization of 11 BDS Outcomes and 30 Outputs by 2030. The MRC SP 2021-2025 is also based on these five strategic priorities or dimensions, namely Environment, Social, Economic, Climate Change, and Cooperation Dimensions. Each dimension reflects each SP with its equal importance to deliver BDS Outcomes and Outputs. A total of 95 routine and non-routine activities are deemed necessary to achieve these Outputs.
Conditions in 2019–2021: Hydrological Conditions in the Lower Mekong River Basin (Technical Report)
This technical report unravels the underlying drivers of the extremely low flows and drought based on an analysis of the available data the MRC has collected. Based on the findings, it suggests potential measures to address and mitigate the impacts of the hydrological droughts and storage on the Basin’s people.
This paper reports on the condition of the Basin in 2019, including its hydrology/water flow, flood and drought. The year saw recorded unprecedented flow conditions in the Mekong mainstream and from tributaries. Erratic climatic fluctuations were also found, ranging from extreme dry to extreme wet within short periods of time. The report ends with key recommendations, looking forward.
This Data Acquisition and Generation Action Plan (DAGAP) has been developed to provide a clearer direction to the Member Countries and the MRC Secretariat on the data requirements necessary to implement the Mekong River Basin Indicator Framework (MRB-IF). It details the mechanisms that need to be put in place and systematically implemented to acquire and/or generate data to ensure the next State of the Basin Report will not have the same data gaps of previous reports.