Mekong Region Connectivity

  • Alex Smajgl
  • John Ward


This book provides a cross-sectoral, multi-scale assessment of development-directed investments in the wider Mekong Region. The wider Mekong Region includes Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Chinese Province of Yunnan, see Fig. 1.1. Evidence highlights a limited set of critical dynamics, including human migration, natural resource flows and increasing levels of private and State financial investments generate a high level of connectivity between these countries (Contreras 2007; Dore 2003; Harima et al. 2003; Theeravit 2003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Smajgl
    • 1
  • John Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO Ecosystem SciencesTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.CSIRO Ecosystem SciencesVientianeLao PDR

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