Support to Implementation of Vietnam Statistical Development Strategy 2011-2020, Vision to 2030

Introduction

The project, building on the success of the project “Support to Socio-Economic Development Monitoring” 2005-2011 supported by UNDP, aims to support the Viet Nam’s Statistics System (VSS) in implementing the Viet Nam Statistical Development Strategy 2011-2020, Vision to 2030 (VSDS). Specifically, the project focuses on improvement of the statistical legal framework, coordination mechanism of stakeholders in the VSS, data dissemination, statistical methodology and techniques in some prioritized fields, and M&E of the progress of implementing the VSDS.
 
The project, through provision of technical assistance, capacity development support, international experience sharing, and facilitation of evidence-based researches and participatory policy dialogues, will focus on achieving 4 outputs: (1) Statistical legal environment improved and complied to ensure official statistical principles (as recommended by UNSD), with the focus on ensuring (i) collection of objective, reliable and timely data, (ii) users’ transparent access to data for monitoring and formulation of socio-economic development policies/plans; (2) Capacity improved to ensure statistical data and information are (i) shared in a timely and smooth manner among data producers in  the VSS to improve the effectiveness in utilization of databases,  to avoid overlaps in statistical activities, to eliminate data un-sharing, to save resources, and to ensure that data effectively meet users’ needs; (ii) disseminated to data users in a systematic, transparent, timely, consistent, reliable, effective, need-based manner, by using advanced data dissemination tools to meet diversified data demands, particularly data demands for making socio-economic development programs and plans/policies; (3) Statistical methods improved and conformed to international standards in all stages of data collection, processing, aggregation and analysis to provide timely and reliable statistical information for socio-economic development activities; (4) the implementation of VSDS 2011-2020, Vision to 2030 (i) closely coordinated between the agencies in the VSS and development partners (who support the implementation of VSDS), and (ii) monitored and evaluated in a systematic and regular manner to measure progress against goals, promptly identify difficulties to address, and draw lessons in the implementation to ensure the effective implementation of VSDS. Through achieving these outputs, this project will particularly contribute to Output 1.1.1, Outcome 1.1 of One Plan 2012-2016, the monitoring and evaluation of the 5-year and annual Socio- Economic Development Plans, Socio- Economic Development Strategy 2011-2020, and MDGs/VDGs implementation. 2012-2013 results will be mainly under outputs 1, 2, and 3.

The project will be implemented by the General Statistics Office (GSO) in close collaboration with other ministries/agencies within the VSS, localities and other data providers and users to ensure achievement of the project’s expected outputs. The result-based management will be the principal approach in managing, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating this project.

What are the project's key results?

  1. The Statistics Law 2003 revised and a Decree and/or under-law documents regulating and guiding in details the implementation of (provisions of) the revised Statistics Law formulated and issued in conformation with international standards/practices, with high feasibility, and via a wide consultation process.
  2. Inspection capacity in statistical area improved to ensure the implementation of the revised Statistics Law and its under-law documents.
  3. Awareness and knowledge of the Statistics Law and under-law documents of leaders and staff in statistical offices, policy making and inspection/supervision agencies, and community improved and applied to the implementation of the Statistics Law.
  4. Systems, organizational structures, regulations, and mechanisms strengthened for statistical information sharing (statistical reports, administrative records and surveys) within GSO, within the GSO vertical system, among sectoral statistical organizations, and between sectoral statistical organizations and GSO.
  5. Data dissemination policy improved and regularly updated to provide guidance for disseminating products of the VSS, strengthen data users’ access to statistical information in an adequate and timely manner15.
  6. The National Statistical Information Center16 at GSO developed and evolved from the focal point unit who managing data at GSO in order to gather, store, share and disseminate socio-economic statistical data collected by GSO and other data producers/providers to satisfy data demands of all data users.
  7. Data warehouses (from statistical reports, administrative records, and censuses/surveys, etc conducted by GSO and inistries/agencies) (i) developed with regular updating and clear management and using mechanisms; and (ii) aggregated into the national data warehouse to serve data users. National data warehouse (including datamarts) run by the National Statistical Information Center to provide data in a consistent and systematic manner to facilitate data access.
  8. Mechanisms and tools for strengthening two-way dialogues between data producers and data users developed and improved to enhance capacity of data producers in meeting data users’ needs
  9. National statistical indicator system and statistical reporting system reviewed and updated regularly. Reporting system for the National Statistical Indicator on Gender Development developed and improved.
  10. National statistical survey program reviewed and updated, and a standard survey procedure17 developed and issued for consistent application to avoid duplication and ensure the quality and timeliness of surveys.
  11. Master sample frame for household surveys developed to be used as a basis for improving sample selection of some large household surveys in order to (i) minimize the costs spent on developing survey frames for household sample surveys and facilitate the connection of information among the surveys and (ii) more sufficiently and comprehensively collect data on population groups, especially migrants without residence, temporary (nomadic population), or workers in the informal sector; and (iii) be used as a basis for developing a digital map for sample selection and statistical surveys.
  12. Questionnaires of some large surveys reviewed and improved to provide reliable, international-standard information which best meets data users’ needs
  13. SNA 2008 by international standard applied, and capacity of development and analysis of Input-Ouput (IO) Table improved.
  14. Inter-agency statistical coordination model/mechanism developed, approved and operated.
  15. A joint mechanism (between GSO and development partners) supporting the implementation of VSDS and its action plans established and operated effectively.
  16. The capacity of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of VSDS and its action plans enhanced.
  17. Baseline assessment and mid-term review of the implementation of VSDS carried out to provide information for measuring progress against goals, identifying problems to be addressed in a timely manner, and drawing lessons from the implementation to ensure effective implementation of VSDS.

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency



Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
68992 3.3 million USD, including 3 mil.USD of ODA and 300,000 USD of counterpart funding (in cash and in kind) Ministry of Planning and Investment General Statistical Office

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Delivery (USD)
2012 51,480
2013 539,839
Project Overview
Status
Active
Project start date
Nov-2012
Duration
5 years
Geographic coverage
Ha Noi
Focus area
Poverty Reduction
UNDP Programme officer
Mr. Nguyen Bui Linh; nguyen.bui.linh@undp.org; Tel: (84 4) 3942 1495 ext.283
Partners
Tran Thi Hang/Hoang Thi Thanh Ha; project68992.vn@undp.org; Tel: 7344754