Mekong Dam Safety (2024-2026)

This is a joint project between the MRC and USACE. The project is designed to promote institutional knowledge sharing related to dam safety and risk management through a combination of meetings, consultations, workshops, and training. The activities proposed will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of MRC portfolio risk management through competency building and direct technical…

Support to Mekong Basin Development Strategy/Plans – Shared Vision Planning (2013-Present)

This project enhances the Mekong River Commission and member countries capacity to utilize Shared Vision Planning (SVP) to enhance transboundary collaborations on basin issues and solutions. This initiative is a joint project with the MRC, member countries, USACE and the Arizona State University (ASU). It includes the development of a SVP web-tool designed to support…

MUSP-Republic of Korea Collaboration for the Mekong (2019-Present)

This project provides Mekong partner countries and the Mekong River Commission with modeling and real-time forecasting tools and training to better predict and mitigate the impacts of natural hazards, such as floods and droughts, through a collaborative partnership between MUSP SIP, the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), and…

NexGen Scientists (2021-2025)

NexGen provides funding for educational and professional development opportunities, and places fellows with private organizations, universities, and government agencies within the United States and Mekong countries, providing educational and mentorship opportunities for early career professionals and scientists from the Mekong sub-region.

Mekong Dam Monitor (2020-Present)

The Mekong Dam Monitor provides accessible and transparent satellite data on reservoir levels in the Mekong River, giving Mekong sub-region communities information to plan economic activities and climate mitigation strategies.

Department of Transportation East-West Transport Connectivity Program (2020-2024)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is partnering with stakeholders, including Mekong country governments and U.S. government interagency partners, to strengthen institutional capacity and legal and regulatory frameworks in alignment with international best practices for regional transport planning and connectivity.

USAID Southeast Asia Smart Power Program (2021-2026)

USAID’s Southeast Asia Smart Power Program is designed to support modern, connected, reliable energy system, with a particular focus on Mekong sub-region countries. The program aims to decarbonize and strengthen the region's power systems by increasing regional energy trade, accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies, and actively engaging private sector leaders. The program operates…

USAID-Australia Mekong Safeguards (2018-2024)

Mekong Safeguards accelerates the sustainable infrastructure transition in the Mekong sub-region by reducing negative environmental and social impacts of large-scale energy and transport projects through the application of environmental, social, and corporate governance standards (ESG) at both local and transboundary levels. The program engages governments, banks, and communities to improve ESG standards using transnational standards…

U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) (2012-Present)

The U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) is a partnership between the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State which jointly conducts capacity building course for Southeast Asian countries, in particular those in the Mekong region. TCTP supports ASEAN community-building efforts through its workshops and training seminars in developmental focused areas.

Mekong-Mississippi Sister Rivers Partnership (2010-Present)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leads the Sister Rivers Exchange program to promote the sharing of experiences between the Mississippi River Commission and the Mekong River Commission through with the aim of increasing regional stability and prosperity.

Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) (2019-Present)

U.S. technical assistance, in coordination with Japan, supports ‎Mekong electricity regulatory and system development by working with national and regional market authorities on reliably integrating renewable energy, enhancing opportunities for regional power trade, and opportunities for private investment.

Connecting South and Southeast Asia through Improved East-West Linkages

This report, completed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and funded by the U.S. Department of State working together under the Mekong-U.S. Partnership, presents the preliminary findings of an initiative to promote and expand intra-regional and east-west connectivity between the Mekong countries and South Asia.  It provides a framework for engaging with regional stakeholders to…