Summary of publication
This report summarises progress in the Mekong Water Resources Program from January 2012 to June 2013 and assesses the achievement of objectives under the delivery strategy 2009-2012.
Australia’s official development assistance through the Mekong Water Resources Program contributes to improved management of the national and transboundary water resources which underpin livelihoods, fisheries and farming for tens of millions of poor people in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Monitoring against the Performance Assessment Framework for the Mekong Water Resources Program to 30 June 2013 demonstrates that strong progress has been made to build the local knowledge base and its availability (objective 2) and on key projects to support more effective decision-making processes (objective 3). There was room for improvement in the delivery of some activities focused on building institutions (objective 1) and effective decision-making processes (objective 3). However, a series of mid-term reviews in early 2013 enabled firm remediation plans to be developed to improve progress with these activities.