Our partners make the work we do possible, drawing from a range of large and small teams, across government, academia, and civil society organizations.
The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) is a valued regional partner.
The Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) is a multinational effort intended to create integrated sub-regional cooperation between and among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and the United States. It is an important convening platform and mechanism to improve donor coordination in programming development assistance in the Mekong sub-region. Participating FLM members include Australia, Japan, S. Korea, New Zealand, the European Union, Asian Development Bank, and World Bank.
The FLM is carried out through two main tracks:
1. Donor Dialogue among partner country development agencies and multilateral development institutions in order to: expand information sharing; strengthen partner country ownership of programs; and, support emerging donors in the lower Mekong region.
2. Annual Policy Dialogue between foreign affairs ministries on non-traditional security issues, such as the LMI Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue, and Mekong River Commission technical capacity.
Activities under FLM promote broad cooperation and coordination with donors, international financial institutions, and multilateral organizations to increase efficiency, identify and meet programmatic and resources gaps, and avoid redundancy and overlapping activities.