The management structure for implementation of the programme includes the following:
- Steering Committee
- Regional Coordination Unit
- National Coordination Unit
The Steering Committee (SC) is the main decision making body of EEP Mekong programme. The Steering Committee is compiled from members of each participating country and representatives of the donor/s.
Each country nominates a National Coordinator who supports the EEP programme implementation at the national level and monitors and support the project implementation in their respective countries. The National Coordinators are also responsible for ensuring efficient communication in their respective countries and with the RCU.
The EEP programme will establish a Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) to Vientiane. The unit is responsible for developing the systems and approaches, operational management of the programme, monitoring as well as for reporting to the SC. The RCU and the National Coordinators work in a close cooperation.
The EEP provides grants to projects that are implemented either nationally or regionally. Each project will have a Lead Partner who is responsible for the implementation of the project and reports to the Regional Coordination Unit and to the National Coordinators. The Lead Partner will organize regular project-level steering committee meetings (a project-specific SC will be established for each project) where the RCU and the National Coordinator/s are invited. The RCU is responsible for monitoring the progress, and the use of funds.
The RCU gives support to the projects during their implementation and organizes regional thematic knowledge exchange forums and matchmaking events to attract potential investors for the replication of the projects in the Mekong region or elsewhere. The RCU reports on the progress of the projects to the Steering Committee that will meet minimum twice a year.