Mekong Ganga Policy Brief

RIS has been supporting the process of regional economic integration in Asia with its studies and research. Besides its pioneering contribution to the process of economic integration in South Asia and on broader regional cooperation in Asia, RIS has been supporting the ASEAN-India economic partnership with special emphasis on India-Mekong cooperation. As its most recent initiative to enhance deeper cooperation between India and Mekong countries, RIS has undertaken a project entitled “Building Capacity through South–South Cooperation: Case of Mekong-India Cooperation”, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Overall objective of this project is to strengthen trade and investment related capacity of Mekong countries through information sharing, dissemination of knowledge and experiences, networking and transfer of skills. RIS has launched Mekong-Ganga Policy Brief within the framework of this project. This publication seeks to disseminate the policy-related research, news, viewpoints, and information about resources among the policy circles and think-tanks to promote the cause of deeper cooperation between India and Mekong countries. Views expressed by the authors in this policy brief are their personal, and do not represent the views of RIS or SDC. The information contained has been compiled from various sources, as cited, purely for education and dissemination, and not for commercial purposes. The copyrights of the material included remain with the original sources. Mekong-Ganga Policy Brief is freely available from RIS or can be downloaded from