Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI)

The Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). LMPPI is housed at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP), a center for public policy teaching, research and policy dialogue in Viet Nam, and is jointly managed by FETP and the Viet Nam Program of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation in the United States.

LMPPI seeks to generate knowledge, promote learning, and stimulate dialogue on public policies to support environmentally sustainable economic development, increase agricultural productivity and improve household livelihoods in the five countries of the Lower Mekong Basin: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

LMPPI activities are designed to advance a sophisticated understanding of the water-food-energy nexus and to help meet regional decision makers’ needs for research-driven policy analysis in support of sustainable development goals.