The Action Program (AP) 2015, officially launched in April 2001 as an international commitment, is the German Government’s contribution to halving worldwide poverty by 2015. The program was based on a comprehensive approach which aimed at getting involved in institutions at the international level, both in partner countries and Germany, Europe and other industrial nations in the German Government’s poverty reduction efforts. 

In 2003, Vietnam started implementation of new components under the AP 2015 program: Social Security for the Poor, Poverty-oriented Impact Monitoring, Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and Poverty and Gender-Oriented Budget Planning. The activity involved advising the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs(MOLISA) on how to adjust its annual sector plan to CPRGS objectives is one of five activities falling under the Social Security for the Poor. 

Since February of 2009, GTZ has supported the implementation of the Vietnamese strategy to improve access to premium quality health services for all strata of the population aiming at improving the general health status in a programmatic approach. The overall goal of the Program “Support to Decentralized Health Systems in Vietnam” was: to ensure the poor population in selected provinces of Vietnam has access to quality assured health care through decentralized health services.

JICA has financially supported numerous rural and poor provinces to improve their basic small-scale infrastructures to promote growth in rural economies and reduce poverty. JICA has also extended its technical cooperation to the Hoa Binh Provincial DPI to plan and implement their Socio-Economic Development Plan. Its recent move to the four provinces in the Northwest region is to promote artisan craft through working with local government from the start (planning) to the end (completion and O&M).

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.  

The assessment of the provinces of Soc Trang and Ha Tinh was carried out to assess the functional capacities of the key provincial organizations for delivering provincial programming in key areas identified. The assessment also determined how CIDA could best strengthen the provincial functional capacity to meet their objectives and expected results in specific areas identified for support (i.e. public financial management, small-scale infrastructures, small and medium enterprises – SME development, agriculture and rural livelihoods).

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.  

The assessment of the provinces of Soc Trang and Ha Tinh was carried out to assess the functional capacities of the key provincial organizations for delivering provincial programming in key areas identified. The assessment also determined how CIDA could best strengthen the provincial functional capacity to meet their objectives and expected results in specific areas identified for support (i.e. public financial management, small-scale infrastructures, small and medium enterprises – SME development, agriculture and rural livelihoods).