The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) undertook extensive planning activities to design three projects focusing on budget support for SME and agricultural development. in the provinces of Soc Trang, Ha Tinh, and Thanh Hoa. Alignment of CIDA funding to the provinces' plans and systems was the program's main strategy. This required significant upfront institutional capacity and risk assessments. MKE collaborated with CIDA and the provinces of ST, HT and TH to conduct capacity and risk assessments. The assessment’s intent was to assist CIDA and its provincial partners in completing the design of their three development initiatives. It assisted CIDA in: 1) furthering its understanding of PFM in Vietnam, in particular at the provincial level; 2) assessing the provinces’ capacity to carry out its main public financial management functions; and 3) assessing the associated fiduciary risks in each provincial context.

an assessment of actual resource use at service delivery levels concerning public funds were discussed. Following these discussions, it was agreed to present and discuss draft terms of references for conducting a Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) with focus on NTP-E funding. While the discussions at that time centered on NTP-E funding, consecutive discussions between the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi and the GoV led to an agreement to conduct a PETS with a broader scope. The main objectives for the survey were to assess of the effectiveness and efficiency in public transfers for the education sector and institutionalize PETS to be expanded upon and replicated in other sectors under the management of MoF. The scope of the survey was discussed extensively with representatives of MoF and MoET. It was agreed to conduct the survey as “building blocks” with the first survey as a pilot survey in a select few provinces and in one sub-sector; primary education.

This was a multi-country study to determine the impact of general budget support as an aid modality. Countries covered were Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam. GBS was studied in terms of donor harmonization, transactions costs, allocative efficiency and accountability, and impact on public administration, poverty and macroeconomic stability.

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) undertook extensive planning activities to design three projects focusing on budget support for SME and agricultural development. in the provinces of Soc Trang, Ha Tinh, and Thanh Hoa. Alignment of CIDA funding to the provinces' plans and systems was the program's main strategy. This required significant upfront institutional capacity and risk assessments. MKE collaborated with CIDA and the provinces of ST, HT and TH to conduct capacity and risk assessments. The assessment’s intent was to assist CIDA and its provincial partners in completing the design of their three development initiatives.  It assisted CIDA in: 1) furthering its understanding of PFM in Vietnam, in particular at the provincial level; 2) assessing the provinces’ capacity to carry out its main public financial management functions; and 3) assessing the associated fiduciary risks in each provincial context.