Mekong River Commission socio-economic modelling
Through this activity, the Australian Water Partnership contributed to the development of policies and practices for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to guide equitable and sustainable development of hydropower in the Mekong River Basin. This activity is also a part of the Australia Mekong Water Facility (AMWF), run by AWP, which commenced in March 2019. AMWF offers a responsive, nimble and flexible mechanism for Australia to further enhance its existing water-related partnerships with the governments of the Mekong region.
This activity is providing the MRC with a socio-economic model to assess the impact of pending development strategies on poverty, land use, livelihoods, and migration. The assessment will be focused on the construction and operation of mainstream hydropower dams, irrigation investments, and flood mitigation investments. In addition, this activity aims to conduct capacity building within the MRC to enable staff to effectively use the socio-economic simulation model.