Myanmar experience is extreme, but not unique — and should serve as a reminder to all international investors that human rights and discrimination are everybody’s business.
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future, but development and management practices continue to ignore the facts.
This will allow the effective launch of GMS road transport permits and temporary admission documents for commercial vehicles, starting on June 1.
Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects
Vanessa Vizcarra Bianchi, IFC’s lead of financial institutions advisory services for Mekong Region, said in an exclusive interview that the organisation would invest in three or four more MFIs by the end of this year.
Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin
Officials from southwest China’s Yunnan province have defended a plan to build a dam in the region as “fully legally compliant”, after an environment group took developers of the project to court last month for violating laws.
More than 800 Thai and Karen residents living close to the Salween River in Mae Sariang of Mae Hong Son province and the Ituta refugee camp organized action on Day for Rivers.
Upped by $2 billion compared to what ministers of the six GMS countries agreed to in the action plan late last year.
What is the actual impact of an intensified development focus on rural women?