The Mekong-U.S. Partnership, launched in 2020, is an expansion of the Lower Mekong Initiative and advances its goal to create integrated sub-regional cooperation among Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, with support from the United States.


MUSP May-June 2023 Infographic

MUSP-May-June-Infographic-Final-Draft-4Download The Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) has held a wide range of engaging activities across the Mekong sub-region in May and June.   Key events include the Mekong Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WE Inspire) Healthcare Workshop, which trained 121 women on self-screening for breast cancer awareness, women’s rights, gender-based violence, and health insurance registration for migrants and stateless…

Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Jung H. Pak Remarks at the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue Report Launch on Mekong Connectivity

Tuesday, June 14, 2022  Thank you to the Stimson Center for having me here today. Thank you as well for all the excellent work that Stimson does in Southeast Asia. The Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 dialogues and the Mekong Dam Monitor are just two examples of the groundbreaking work of the Stimson team.    I’m…

What We Do at the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership

To mark World Water Day last year, March 22, 2022, our team in Bangkok produced a video introducing the work of the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership. To date, there have been more than 3,500 views of the video. Enjoy this look back at the reasons why we do what we do!

Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) Research Grant Opportunity

The Mekong One Health Innovation Program, or “MOHIP”, implemented by Michigan State University in collaboration with the One Health University Networks of Lao PDR, Viet Nam, and Thailand, has the overarching goal of creating a transnational network of One Health researchers and practitioners to facilitate the sharing of One Health research, educational, and evaluation tools…

Cooperating with the MRC on Groundwater

Countries of the Lower Mekong region are turning to groundwater resources to meet the growing needs for irrigation, industrial use and household drinking water. In the highlands, for example, groundwater resources are pumped to irrigate high-value coffee plants, while in the lowlands, groundwater provides supplementary irrigation for rice growing. Yet groundwater is “invisible” and is…


The Mekong-U.S. Partnership has had an active start to 2023. Over 200 international stakeholders attended the Mekong Research Symposium on March 13-16 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Several Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) programs showcased their recent work including the Stimson Center who discussed the tangible policy recommendations that are developed through their MUSP Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue…

Our Mission

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership seeks to encourage equitable, sustainable, and inclusive growth in the Lower Mekong Region.

MUSP seeks to meet regional development challenges by implementing capacity building projects and programs with active involvement and close cooperation of the governments in the Mekong region. Our goal is to deliver equitable, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth among the five MUSP partner countries by promoting connectivity and collaboratively addressing regional trans-boundary development and policy challenges.

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Had a very productive first meeting with @MofaJapan_en Senior Deputy Minister Funakoshi to discuss our countries’ shared commitment to Ukraine, Burma, and a free and open Indo-Pacific as part of the ever-strengthening U.S.-Japan Alliance.

Today we welcome Mark Lambert as the new China Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Taiwan. Mark is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and will help us deliver on our “invest, align, compete” approach to the People’s Republic of China.…

We condemn the reported life sentence handed down by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) following secret court proceedings, of Professor Rahile Dawut, an anthropologist and expert on Uyghur folklore and traditions.

Thank you to the @StimsonCenter for hosting the #MekongUSPartnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue Report Launch and to the event participants for sharing their policy recommendations for enhancing transboundary water governance in the Mekong River Basin.

Inspired by @NelsonMandela, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf @MaEllenSirleaf, and Jacinda Arden @jacindaardern, Dr. Naima Green-Riley thinks democracy is not just American – it's a global idea. @naimagreenriley #ConversationsOnDemocracy

Princeton's Dr. Naima Green-Riley opens up about how she was inspired get involved in public service. There are many ways to be engaged in democracy, even beyond elections. @naimagreenriley #ConversationsOnDemocracy

Assistant Secretary Dan Kritenbrink held a candid, in-depth, and constructive consultation on regional issues with PRC Vice Foreign Minister for Asia Sun Weidong at @StateDept as part of ongoing efforts to maintain channels of communication.

We are deeply concerned by the conviction of NGO leader Hoang Thi Minh Hong. We urge Vietnamese authorities to respect freedoms of association and expression, and to release all those unjustly detained.

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