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.

Our Goals

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. The clear identification of UNDP as a provider of policy advice is particularly important in a middle-income country context, with traditional large-scale capacity development projects to become less relevant and affordable. more

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Democratic Governance

UNDP Viet Nam stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Government efforts to improve the quality of public administrative services through introduction of e-services at local one-stop shops and human resource reforms to improve the leadership style, quality and ethical behavior of public servants. Photo: Interview with support from interpreter ethnic.

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Projects and Initiatives

Strengthening the impact of Public Administration Reform in Bac Giang province

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 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. more

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. more

Capacity enhancement for intensive international integration of Viet Nam towards 2020

The Vietnamese Government’s commitment to international economic integration is reflected in its policies and Viet Nam is engaged in many regional institutions. The commitment of the Vietnamese Government to a higher level of international integration has been reflected in its Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) 2011-2020 which emphasizes the importance of international integration. The long-term objective of the Project is to develop national capacity for formulating and implementing international integration policies that best serve Viet Nam’s development needs and the targets of the SEDS 2011-2020. more

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