Basin Development Plan Project
This project aims to ensure that the use of the basin's water and related resources contributes to sustainable economic development, with poverty alleviation as a primary goal. The programme develops basin-wide development scenario assessments. Scenarios provide a structured method for comparing future water resource development and management options. They also provide information that governments and other stakeholders need in order to identify the most acceptable compromise between resource development and resource protection in various parts of the basin. As part of basin-wide planning, development scenarios have bolstered trust and cooperation among Mekong countries. Recent assessments of basin-wide development scenarios covered a range of environmental, social, and economic criteria.