Democratic Governance

  • Capacity Development for Economic Diplomacy and Business-Government Policy Dialogue

    The objective of this project is to develop the Government’s capacity to conduct economic diplomacy and to create new Government-business policy dialogue mechanisms in support of international economic integration. The project will facilitate the formation of knowledge networks in support of policy research and analysis and will also build capacity through dedicated training programmes for high level officials. The project will produce the following concrete results: (i) a master plan for economic diplomacy, bringing together the various strands of existing initiatives and plans under on strategic framework; (ii) the design of a new policy leadership programme for senior Government, Party and business leaders; (iii) practical policy research in support of economic diplomacy; (iv) training of Government officials on achieving results from economic diplomacy and on the planning, organization and implementation of Government-business policy dialogue events.

  • Empowerment of Women in the Public Sector in the Context of International Economic Integration

    This project will create opportunities for highly qualified women employed in Viet Nam’s public sector to undertake advanced study and research at the University of Cambridge and in collaboration with University of Cambridge scholars. The objective of the project is to help identify ways and means to empower women working in the public sector to deal with new challenges in relation to Viet Nam's deeper and broader economic integration, and prepare exceptionally talented women from Viet Nam’s public sector to take on leadership roles in all fields. The Cambridge Overseas Trust has agreed to provide over one million USD in support of this initiative to be applied to Cambridge University scholarships. Post-graduate level scholarships will be open to women in all fields, including, the natural sciences, social sciences, public administration, management and humanities, international economics and trade, and international politics. In addition to postgraduate training, the project will finance joint research projects involving

  • Support for Effective Policy Making through the Development of Scientific Evidence Based Research

    The project aims to build the capacity of VASS researchers in three areas: research management, human development research and policy advocacy. The project will also provide researchers with opportunities to practically apply these skills, in particular through the preparation of a national Human Development Report for Viet Nam. The report will improve the understanding of human development in Viet Nam and outline practical policy approaches for expanding the choices and opportunities available to all Vietnamese citizens.

  • Strengthening the impact of Public Administration Reform in Vietnam in Da Nang city

    Improving performance of civil servants and quality of delivery of public services to the people and organizations through OSS/IAOSS mechanism are priorities in the PAR Master Plan 2011-2020 of Da Nang City. These objectives are in line with the policy and priority directions of UNDP in the coming years, which is a key strategic priority for Da Nang Department of Home Affairs and UNDP cooperation given that UNDP is strongly positioned to offer policy advice, expertise and experience from around the world in strengthening access to public administration services of the people and disadvantaged groups. Through support to Da Nang Department of Home Affairs, the project aims to enhance a customer-oriented approach; and accountability and transparency of human resource development procedures. Furthermore, the project will support Department of Home Affairs in its advocacy efforts towards gender equity in public administration system and in accessing administrative services.

  • Strengthening the impact of Public Administration Reform in Bac Giang province

    mproving performance of civil servants and quality of delivery of public services to the people and organizations through OSS/IAOSS mechanism are priorities in the PAR Master Plan 2011-2020 of Bac Giang. These objectives are in line with the policy and priority directions of UNDP in the coming years, which is a key strategic priority for Bac Giang DOHA and UNDP cooperation, given that UNDP is strongly positioned to offer policy advice, expertise and experience from around the world in strengthening access to public administration services of the people and disadvantaged groups. Through support to Bac Giang DOHA, the project aims to enhance a customer-oriented approach, and accountability and transparency of human resource development procedures. Furthermore, the project will support Bac Giang DOHA in its advocacy efforts towards gender equity in public administration system and in accessing administrative services.

  • Strengthening the Capacity of Vietnamese Government’s Agencies in Accelerating and Improving PAR Efficiency and Effectiveness

    Public administration reform (PAR) lies at the heart of Viet Nam’s effort to move towards people-centered development as a middle income country. 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.

  • Strengthening the capacity of the Government Inspectorate and the Government of Viet Nam to monitor and report on corruption and anti-corruption efforts (in compliance with the UN Convention against Corruption) (GI-UNCAC Project)

    The fight against corruption is a high priority for the Government of Viet Nam and since signing the UN Convention against Corruption in 2003, the Government has embarked on a major drive to strengthen its legal and institutional framework for preventing and combating corruption. However, mechanisms to tackle corruption remain rudimentary and poorly enforced as the political, administrative and financial systems are adapting to the rapid deregulation and liberalisation of the market.

  • Strengthening the capacity of representative bodies in Viet Nam - Phase 3

    Since the Doi Moi reforms of the late 1980s, Viet Nam has witnessed high levels of economic growth coupled with a rapid integration into global markets and an equally rapid reduction in poverty. These economic and social achievements have necessitated continuous efforts to improve the legal framework and to promote the rule of law consistent with international norms, principles and practices.

  • Strengthening Access to Justice and Protection of Rights in Viet Nam

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced today a five-year project that will provide US$ 6.4 million to support MOJ and related justice agencies in strengthening access to justice and rights protection for the poor and vulnerable in Viet Nam.

  • Enhancing legislative research and informations and communications technology (ICT) capacities of the National Assembly’s Institute for legislative studies

    In April 2008 the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) established the Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS). The Institute has two main functions: to conduct researches on issues related to the functioning of the NA and to provide scientific information in support to the functions of the organs and Deputies of the NA.

OUR WORK - DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

During the past decade, Viet Nam attained middle-income country status as a result of impressive economic growth. However progress in social development, including education and health, has been less rapid contributing to slower growth in human development, indicating remaining governance system challenges to keep pace with economic development. UNDP Viet Nam’s governance work focuses on three main pillars: human rights, rule of law and access to justice, along with parliamentary development and public administration reform. Our interventions in governance are made through nationally-executed projects and the work of in-house governance policy advisors.

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