Sustainable and Smart Tourism Development in the Mekong Region

BACKGROUND The Mekong region is among the world’s most visited travel destinations, having welcomed more than 70 million tourists in 2018 alone. As the tourism industries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand are helping promote economic growth, generate employment, and foster peaceful societies, their governments are increasing efforts to pursue a more balanced, …

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Promoting Creative Industry for Heritage Tourism Development in the Mekong Region (Creative4Mekong)

Promoting Creative Industry for Heritage Tourism Development in the Mekong Region” or (Creative4Mekong) BACKGROUND The creative industry plays a vital role in boosting the cultural tourism sector in the Mekong countries, significantly contributing to their economies. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted this sector. Heritage sites, in particular, are experiencing slower recovery compared to …

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The Competitiveness of Lao Enterprises in ASEAN

(Supported by GIZ; Duration: 2018-2019)The six-month research study intends to gain an insight knowledge regarding the competitiveness of Lao enterprises in selected sectors in the ASEAN context. More specifically, it seeks to grasp the situation of Lao enterprises in specific sectors whether they have the ability to compete with business firms in the regional level …

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Sustainable Transport and Logistics Planning and Management

(Supported by: Trade Policy and Strategy Office, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand; Duration: September 25, 2017 to October 6, 2017)MI’s “Regional Training cum Business Networking on Sustainable Transport and Logistics Planning and Management” deepened the skills of 55 senior and mid-level officials from government and the private sector on transport and logistics management. From September 25, …

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Green Freight Transport and Logistics in the Mekong Region

(Supported by: Switch Asia Fund of the European Union Duration: 2016-2018) The freight and logistics sector supports economic development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Against this background, the efficiency, environmental performance and safety of dangerous goods transport of the sector become important to ensure countries continue to grow, increase the welfare, maintain their economic …

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Survey on Regional Cooperation Frameworks in the Mekong Subregion

(Supported by: Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships; Duration: January 2020 to May 2020) The four-month research study was designed to help streamline existing regional cooperation mechanisms in the Mekong subregion for stronger operation and development synergies. With support from the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships, MI detailed focus areas, …

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Rural E-Commerce Development in the GMS

(Supported by: Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund; Duration: 2018-2020) The project aims to enhance the awareness of the rural e-commerce development in the Lancang Mekong countries though modular trainings and initiate actions. The specific objectives are to enhance the understanding of the potential of rural e-commerce development; identify the key intervention areas for each country in …

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Rural E-Commerce Development in Greater Mekong Sub-Region

(Supported by: Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund; Duration: 2018-2020) The project aims to enhance the awareness of the rural e-commerce development in the Lancang Mekong countries though modular trainings and initiate actions. The specific objectives are to enhance the understanding of the potential of rural e-commerce development; identify the key intervention areas for each country in …

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Private Sector Development in the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC)

(Supported by: Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund; Duration: 2011-2013) The project focused on enhancing capacities of the chamber of commerce and provincial departments of trade and commerce to facilitate trade and investment in the EWEC in Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The project activities included a series of capacity building activities including research, trainings, workshops, policy …

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