Consultants were tasked with designing the project “Developing the Private Sector in Lang Son”. The project aimed at strengthening public information services and clarifying government oversight of the private sector in Lang Son. The proposed activities included: setting up a Business Support Centre to act as a one-stop shop and provide free information for private sector business persons; setting up a Business Association; organising workshops; conducting study tours; producing newsletters and articles in local newspapers; producing information packs about government services, and producing government agency brochures.

The Vietnam-Australia Training Project was a bilateral aid project funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) providing short-term training activities in Vietnam. The goal of the VAT Project was to support the Government of Vietnam’s Human Resource Development objectives through the provision of appropriate English language and technical skills to Government employees and applicants to Australian Development Scholarships (ADS).

The proposed Training Needs Analysis (TNA) was for a training program by the VAT Project in the area of international economic and trade issues, based on the experience in implementing previous related courses in international commercial law, the AusAID Country Strategy for Vietnam and the training priorities of the GOV.

The 6th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM) at Vientiane, Lao PDR, on July 2004, requested that the ASEAN Secretariat explore options for undertaking a study on ‘Promoting Sustainable Minerals Trade and Investment in ASEAN’. In response to this request, the ASEAN Secretariat, through the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) Regional Economic Policy Support Facility (REPSF), contracted ABARE and MKE to undertake REPSF project no. 04/009 Enhancing ASEAN Minerals Trade and Investment.

AusAID required the services of a consultant to prepare and facilitate the joint EU/LMDG Retreat of 2009.        

The aim of the project was to increase understanding and receptiveness towards economic integration in Hai Duong and Tay Ninh provinces through capacity building in the Hai Duong and Tay Ninh Provincial Political Schools. Initially, the project was designed to deliver training-of-trainers to the core economics teaching staff in the two schools covering new teaching methodologies, curriculum design and how to conduct a training needs analysis. The main part of the project aimed to support the two provinces in developing a new course for local-level civil servants covering “globalisation and economic integration”. The course consisted of two separate modules: a common first module covering globalisation and economic integration in general; and separate second module covering issues relevant to each province.