Study on Strengthening the Greater Mekong Subregion Program’s Institutional Framework

Institutional Document | November 2016

Political and socioeconomic conditions in the GMS subregion have changed dramatically over the last two decades. It is vital that the Program and its institutional framework are able to respond to these changes and address new challenges.

There have been dramatic socioeconomic changes in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) since the program was launched in 1992. This study offers recommendations for strengthening the GMS Program’s institutional structure to ensure that it remains effective in promoting regional cooperation in the next stage of the subregion’s economic development. The report summarizes the opinions of representatives of GMS governments, development partners, and the private sector.


  • Figures
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Global and Regional Contexts
  • Evolution of the Greater Mekong Subreigon Program's Institutional Structure
  • Assessment of the Greater Mekong Subreigon Program's Institutional Structure
  • Recommendations
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Regional cooperation and integration

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