Poverty Reductions

  • Support for Public Financial Policy Analysis

    The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has established a Policy Advisory Group (PAG) to provide high-quality and independent policy advice directly to the Minister of Finance and other senior leaders of the ministry. The PAG is responsible for establishing the basic infrastructure for policy analysis within the ministry, and to develop policy analysis and capacity within other departments and affiliated agencies of MOF.

  • Support for the Formulation of Socio-Economic Development Strategy 2011- 2020

    Viet Nam has been making great efforts to achieve rapid and sustainable development with the objective of transforming the country into an industrialized and modernized one by 2020. The country is expected to access middle income status at the end of the current 10-year Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) in 2010.

  • Catalyzing the Business Community’s Role towards Greater Corporate Social Responsibility through Global Compact Principles in Viet Nam

    The overall objective of the project is to encourage adoption of socially and environmentally responsible business behaviour among businesses operating in Viet Nam. This is to be achieved through promoting the United Nations Global Compact (CG) initiative and facilitating innovative partnerships among the private sector, public sector and civil society in Viet Nam, with the goal to create sustainable development. The project contributes to equitable and inclusive growth and supports the national implementation of a number of international agreements and conventions that relate directly to business activities.

Democratic Governance

  • Support to PAR in Ho Chi Minh City 2008 - 2011

    Public administration reform (PAR) lies at the heart of Viet Nam’s effort to move towards people-centered development. The reforms are vital to ensure the linkage between economic growth and poverty reduction, and for the country’s further integration into regional and international economic systems. The PAR Master Programme (2001 – 2010) presents a holistic and systematic approach to address both urgent and fundamental issues vital to Viet Nam’s development agenda.

  • Sub-national Capacity Strengthening for Monitoring Socio-Economic Development Plan Implementation (SCSM)

    Annual and 5 Year Socio-Economic Development Plans (SEDPs) play a key role in the development process of Vietnam at both national and sub-national levels. However, the implementation of SEDPs in the past often went without proper Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and was considered a factor contributing to its low effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Strengthening the Capacity of the Viet Nam Lawyers Association

    The Viet Nam Lawyers Association (VLA) is a “political, social, professional association” under the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). It has 32,000 members, including diversified legal professionals. The broad mandate, extensive membership base, and direct access to decision-making on judicial and legal reform issues gives the VLA a potentially very significant role in the country’s efforts to promote the rule of law and access to justice for all.

Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

  • Support to the Disaster Management System in Viet Nam

    This project builds on the success of the National Strategy and Action Plan for Water Disaster Mitigation, which established the first nationwide water disaster information and monitoring system. It takes the lessons learned in water disaster management and applies them to non-water and man-made disasters, from the provincial level down to districts and communes.

  • Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Disaster Risk Management in Viet Nam, including Climate Change related Disasters

    Disaster risk management (DRM) is becoming increasingly pertinent as climate change (CC) is worsening recurrent natural disasters such as floods, storms and typhoons. Climate change is now a scientifically established fact and Viet Nam is one of the most affected countries by CC. Climate change is now seen as a threat to Human Development. The government of Viet Nam has estimated that accumulated flash floods accounted for more than 6% of deaths and 5% of total economic losses over the last ten years. The issue of CC is now high on the agenda of the Government as demonstrated by the ongoing formulation of a Viet Nam's National Target Programme to Respond to Climate Change (NTP RCC). Although this NTP addresses all aspects of CC, including adaptation in various sectors and greenhouse gas mitigation, the increased risks for natural disasters associated with CC need to be addressed.

  • Phase I (6 months emergency support): Strengthening the Management of Public Health Emergencies in Viet Nam - with focus

    The outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI) in Viet Nam was first detected in December 2003. To date ten countries, areas or territories in the region have recorded outbreaks of HPAI; Viet Nam has the highest rate of infection and the largest number of transmissions to humans. The Government has actively tried to control the outbreaks by destroying a large number of bird populations but despite these measures, HPAI is still wide-spread. The negative economic impact for farmers and poultry producers and the potential risk to human health in case of widespread transmission to humans, threatens to seriously undermine the economic and social development progress achieved by Viet Nam in recent years. Furthermore, HPAI is a transboundary problem and represents a serious global health threat of potential pandemic proportions.

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