The overall project involved surveying 1600 SMEs and 960 households.  The SME component aimed to collect new and crucial information on the development of rural and urban SMEs in order to evaluate the potential role of SMEs in job creation, as well as to understand the problems and constraints faced by these SMEs - in order to develop recommendations and policy options to submit to the Government of Vietnam.
The household component aimed to gather, assess and analyse information on resource allocations in rural households including access to land, capital, labour and markets.  This survey aimed to fill current gaps in access to these key economic resources and constraints on access to these resources in order to contribute to policy formulations to submit to the Government of Vietnam.

The objective of the program was to build an ethical, strong, professional and modern inspectorate system capable of performing tasks in accordance with the laws in the areas of inspection. This project involved ten participating units, which formulated and implemented their own component projects. Specifically, these included four ministerial-level Inspectorates of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and five provincial-level Inspectorates of Ha Tinh, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Kien Giang, as well as the Government Inspectorate. 

The project titled: “Policy Research Capacity Strengthening to Implement Vietnam’s 2001-2010 Socio-economic Strategy”, launched in 2002, was supported by Sida through the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi. The specific objectives were to: increase quality and quantity of policy reports and recommendations made by research institutions to the Prime Minister; strengthen policy research capacity to push up economic reform, international economic integration and regional cooperation of Vietnam; assist human resource development in economic policy research and policy making; and increase the quality of policy research to fulfil the ad-hoc mission assigned by the Government and PM.

The project provided Sida information about anti-corruption strategies and analytical tools of various donor and multilateral organisations. It also supported the line organisation in developing and applying approaches and methods that aided Sida in: transitioning from a project based approach to a program approach, introducing a rating system, improving efforts to combat corruption and increasing capacity development.

The impact evaluation project was a comprehensive post-evaluation of the Swedish Bai Bang paper mill project that began in the 1970s and ended in 1996. The project was reviewed for economic sustainability, technical efficiency, and provincial and nationwide socio-economic impact. The final report was published by SIDA in Stockholm.