Bringing innovative solutions for communities in Southeast Asia


Economic Research

Research takes the form of country briefings, sectoral policy analysis, economic forecasts, research papers for academic institutions and centres, household and enterprise surveys, socio-economic impact studies and participatory analyses.

Project Management

MKE provides high quality translation, back translation and interpretation services as required and can also provide project management support, research assistants, research support, itineraries and guides to visiting consultants and researchers.

Impact Investing Advisory

As a member of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Mekong Economics is at the forefront of the Impact Investing movement in the region and aims to use its local expertise to provide key insights to various funds and donors.

Commercial Services

MKE provides targeted research for corporate clients in areas including retail and wholesale, product research, market entry, optimal marketing strategies and business establishment.

Institutional & Capacity building

MKE has provided numerous institutional and capacity building support services, including training and workshop presentations.

Baselines, Impact Evaluations & M&E

Across the region, MKE has successfully conducted high-quality evaluation exercises on various ODA and NGO-led projects. All Evaluations conducted by MKE are guided by the OECD-DAC criteria.

Where we Work

With its two regional offices and hundreds of projects led in more than Ten countries, MKE has developed a unique expertise in the Mekong Sub-Region.

Mekong Economics is a privileged partner for development in the Asia-Pacific region.

two decades of experience supporting the main actors of development


Some of our clients


Discover Our Team


Adam McCarty, Chief Economist

Adam McCarty first came to Vietnam in 1990 for his doctoral studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has over 20 years of experience leading donor and corporate client projects in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and East Timor for Mekong Economics.

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Tran Thi Ngoc Diep, General Manager

Mrs. Diep has been with Mekong Economics since its creation in 2001. She in charge of managing the day-to-day operations of the company. Her areas of expertise include macroeconomic policies, the impact of Globalizations, project management and ODA harmonization in the Greater Mekong sub-region countries.


Sten Te Vogt, Country Manager

After gaining deep research and project management expertise in Myanmar, Sten took over the leadership of our team in Yangon. He has worked for the economic consultancy Ecorys and the NGO BRAC before joining us in early 2018.