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Synthesis and Evaluation (S&E) Workshop on Enhancing the Utilization of Free Trade Agreements by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (FTAs)

Synthesis and Evaluation (S&E) Workshop on Enhancing the Utilization of Free Trade Agreements by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (FTAs)

Category: SOUTHERN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (SEC), Southern Economic Corridor, Proceedings
Pages: 50
Year: 2018
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Investor Forum and Business Matching 2017

Investor Forum and Business Matching 2017

Category: Completion Reports, SOUTHERN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (SEC), Southern Economic Corridor, Proceedings
Pages: 118
Year: 2018
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Mekong Forum 2017 Proceedings

Mekong Forum 2017 Proceedings

Category: Proceedings
Pages: 66
Year: 2018
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Structured Learning Visit (SLV) and Business Matching in Thailand

Structured Learning Visit (SLV) and Business Matching in Thailand

Category: Southern Economic Corridor, Proceedings, SOUTHERN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (SEC)
Pages: 105
Year: 2018
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Synthesis and Evaluation (S&E) Workshop

Synthesis and Evaluation (S&E) Workshop

Category: Southern Economic Corridor, Proceedings, SOUTHERN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (SEC)
Pages: 79
Year: 2018
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Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs in the SEC of ASEAN Mekong Subregion Dissemination Workshop Report

Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs in the SEC of ASEAN Mekong Subregion Dissemination Workshop Report

Category: SOUTHERN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (SEC), Proceedings
Pages: 30
Year: 2017
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Mekong Forum 2015 Proceedings

Mekong Forum 2015 Proceedings

Category: Proceedings
Pages: 88
Year: 2015
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Written by Mekong Institute

The Mekong Forum is an initiative of Mekong Institute, an inter-governmental organization in the Great Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

The Mekong Forum:

  • Brings together opinion leaders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the GMS;
  • Is known for its July biennial gathering in Khon Kaen, a city in the northeast of Thailand;
  • Is an integrated platform engaging business, academic and other leaders in collaborative efforts to shape the development agenda in the GMS;
  • Is now being used by leaders, international organizations and scholars as a neutral platform to exchange ideas and build networks across the GMS;

By the end of 2015, the ASEAN nations will embark on a new phase of development – the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Once the AEC blueprint is fully implemented, ASEAN will become a prosperous economic community with freer movement of goods, trade, services, investment, and skilled labor. Despite the promising opportunities, AEC also poses many challenges.

To address these challenges, the 2015 Mekong Forum brought together senior policy makers, business and civic leaders, academics, and development practitioners from throughout the region to discuss and shape the agenda for developing and modernizing the GMS. Participants shared success stories, lessons learned and innovative ideas on modernizing both the public and private sectors as part of the development process in the GMS, and sought to identify areas of collaboration that will synergize development within the GMS and in ASEAN integration and other cooperation frameworks.

The 2015 Forum focused on three main topics:

  • Adopting New Technology and Innovation for Enhancing GMS Competitiveness in the Global Market
  • International Agreements and Policy Tools for Supporting the GMS Development Process

Addressing Institutional Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Leap of the GMS

Participants addressed the need in the GMS for a comprehensive, broad-based process of modernization, particularly in regard to agriculture, technology and logistics. They also discussed policy recommendations for the GMS governments to modernize the GMS towards the post-AEC 2015, focusing on the appropriate policy initiatives to support the development process in GMS countries as well as ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate any negative consequences of development and disparities within and between GMS countries.

The ideas and information presented at the 2015 Forum will help Mekong Institute design its projects and future research plans with the aim of promoting public and private sector cooperation for regional integration.


Mekong Forum 2013

Mekong Forum 2013

Category: Proceedings
Year: 2013
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MINZAS Roundtable Meeting (Mekong Institute Institute-New Zealand Ambassador's Scholarship)

MINZAS Roundtable Meeting (Mekong Institute Institute-New Zealand Ambassador's Scholarship)

Category: Proceedings
Year: 2013

Written by Mekong Institute

The two-day Roundtable Meeting marks the end of Phase 3 of the Mekong Institute – New Zealand Ambassador Scholarship (MINZAS) Program. MINZAS is a collaborative program between the Mekong Institute and the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok aiming to provide professional development opportunities for master's degree students from CLMT countries through a structured training program and research assignment under the guidance of experienced regional and international experts. An important part of the scholarship program is to provide the scholars a training course on Research Methodology.

The training course on Research Methodology was held from March 4 – 28, 2013 at the MI Residential Center in Khon Kaen Province, Northeast of Thailand. At the end of the four-week training course, the participants developed a research proposal that incorporated the knowledge and skills acquired during the training. The proposal was to be conducted upon their return to each of their respective countries based on the agreed methodology and timeframe.

The twelve research proposals are: (1) The Effects of Rice Contract Farming on Smallholder Farmers' Incomes in Cambodia: A Case Study in Toul Sala Commune in Barsedth District, Kampong Spue Province, (2) Factors Contributing to the Success of Agricultural Cooperative Farms, Case Study: Ye-Nant-Tha Agricultural Co-operative Farm, Mataya Township, Mandalay Region, Myanmar, (3) Analysis of Pomelo Value Chains in the Yangon Region, Myanmar, (4) Value Chain Analysis of Mandarins in Selected Areas of Myanmar, (5) Rice Value Chain in S'ang District, Kandal Province, Cambodia, (6) Value Chain Analysis of Sesame in Magway Township, Myanmar, (7) Rural Household Vulnerability Assessment Study to Climate Variability: The Case of Peang Lvea Commune, Odongk District, Kampong Spue Province, Cambodia, (8) Financial Development, Trade Openness and Economic Growth in the CLV Countries, (9) The Effects of Trade Liberalization on Myanmar's Foreign Trade with Selected Asian Countries, (10) Impact of FDI on the Economic Growth of Lao PDR, (11) The Impact of Household Savings on the Development of Rural Livelihood: Evidence from Luang Prabang, Northern Laos; and (12) Business Development and Market Expansion of Women Entrepreneurs: Case Study of SMEs Community in Chiang Rai Province.

The MINZAS Roundtable Meeting provided a platform for the scholars to present and share the research results. The meeting also created a platform for deliberation of the results and validated the findings among experts. Two subject matter experts were invited to present an overview on the research topics in the context of the GMS. Home advisors of the twelve students were also invited to provide comments and feedbacks for further improvement of the research reports.


MINZAS Roundtable Meeting

MINZAS Roundtable Meeting

Category: Proceedings
Year: 2013

Written by Mekong Institute

The two-day Roundtable Meeting marks the end of the Phase 3 of the Mekong Institute New Zealand Ambassador Scholarship (MINZAS) Program. MINZAS is a collaborative program between the Mekong Institute and the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok aiming to provide professional development opportunities for masters degree students from CLMT countries through a structured training program and research assignment under the guidance of experienced regional and international experts. An important part of the scholarship program is to provide the scholars a training course on Research Methodology.


The training course on Research Methodology was held from February 02 29, 2012 at the MI Residential Center in Khon Kaen Province, Northeast of Thailand. At the end of the four-week training course, the participants developed a research proposal that incorporated the knowledge and skills acquired during the training. The proposal was to be conducted upon their return to each of their respective countries based on the agreed methodology and timeframe. The twelve research proposals are (1) The Study of Cross border Myanmar Migrant Workers Labor Market: Policy Implications for Labor Management in Chiangrai City, Chiangrai Province, Thailand; (2) Response of Lao Government to Chinese Investments in Service Sector in Namtha District, Luang Namtha Province, Lao PDR; (3) Impacts of Chinese, Outward Investments on Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development: Evidence from Oudomxay, Northern Laos; (4) Factor Affecting  Trade between Laos and Principal Trade Partners; (5) Impact of Increasing Trade on North-South Economic Corridor on Hmongs Ethnic Way of Life in Chiangkhong District, Chiangrai Province, Thailand; (6) Impact of Border Closure on Local Economic Border Communities: A Case Study of Chong Chom Checkpoint, Kap Choeng District, Surin Province; (7) Identification of Underutilized Crops in Mondulkiri Province with Emphasis on Socio-Economic Aspect (Case study in two communes, Mondulkiri Province); (8) Socio-economic Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Siem Reap Province; (9) Peoples Participation in Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Prek Tnout Community Protected Area, Kampot Province, Cambodia; (10) The Economic Impact of Adopting Good Agricultural Practices in Mango Production on Farmers in Sagaing Region; (11) Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in Lao PDR Case Study: Soukhoumar District Champassak Province, Lao PDR; and (12) Beliefs and Rituals of Khwan in Tai Khoen Community in Kyaing Tong, Shan State, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar.


The MINZAS Roundtable Meeting provided a platform for the scholars to present and share the research results. The meeting also created a platform for deliberation of the results and validated the findings among experts. Three subject matter experts were invited to present an overview on the research topics in the context of the GMS. Home advisors of the twelve students were also invited to provide comments and feedbacks for further improvement of the research reports.