The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's (OECD) Development
Assistance Committee (DAC) will hold a two-day conference in Phnom Penh on June 12-13
The consultation at the Juliana Hotel will aim to stimulate a regional-level dialogue
with external partners on development challenges and the role of development co-operation
in the Mekong countries: Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
Thirty individual participants from the Mekong region will join with officials from
the World Bank, IMF, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, and ESCAP and bilateral donor
agencies for the event.
The consultation will be chaired by James Michel from DAC. Discussion topics will
include: the challenges of development and transition to a market economy, the potential
for regional co-operation within the Mekong area and ASEAN, and the role and effectiveness
of development co-operation.