The objective of the assignment was to provide an assessment of PFM systems in five targeted provinces, possible fiduciary risks, and to propose systematic measures to mitigate risks and ensure safeguards when sector budget support is provided.
Annually, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) produces a Socio-Economic Report to the Consultative Group (CG). This report identifies Vietnam’s development priorities for upcoming years. The CG Meetings for Vietnam bring together participants from the Government of Vietnam and representatives of about 50 bilateral and multilateral donors to Vietnam. Vietnamese and International NGOs and representatives of the Vietnam Business Forum participate as observers. Consultative Group meetings provide a forum for discussions between the Government of Vietnam and its development partners on economic policy issues, strategies for reducing poverty, and ODA effectiveness. The MPI translates the Socio-Economic Report to the Consultative Group into Vietnamese, and Mekong Economics Ltd. has the annual role of editing the English version and ensuring it is consistent with the Vietnamese version.
This ASEAN-wide RETA project was designed to strengthen the capacity of the Ministries of Finance (MoF) in selected DMCs to understand and forecast financial crises. The objective of the project was to develop such capacities, and in particular to improve the quality of financial system monitoring for ASEAN Finance Minister meetings.
The project required consultants to: provide a brief history of civil service salary reform in Vietnam since 1990; describe contemporary developments in civil service salary reform; explore competing explanations for the content and direction of contemporary salary reform initiatives; and identify political and other constraints to the implementation of the proposed reforms, and thence to offer some diagnosis of the nature of the problems facing reform and the likelihood of their resolution.
The overall objective of the project was “to strengthen institutional arrangements and build capacity within MoNRE and its provincial line departments in order to support the strategic investigation and management of regional water resources for efficient development so as to reach Vietnam’s Development Goals (VDGs)”. The specific objectives of the project were (i) improving water resources protection and strategic water resources planning; (ii) increased public awareness about the protection of water resources; and (iii) building Water Resource Management capacity amongst the staff of the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment/ Department of Natural Resource and Environment’ s.
This project involved policy research across Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The purpose was to identify institutional strengths and weaknesses in these countries, with a view to seeing how Japanese assistance could support “good governance
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 purpose of this survey was to gather and synthesize all the background documentation, research and statistics relating to the Public Administration Reform (PAR) strategy. This was a comprehensive survey of the material and data. A Public Administration survey accompanied the three working papers and gathered all relevant documents and statistics on the subject.
In a process that began before 1997, but which was accelerated by the Asian Financial crisis, many countries in the region have been seeking to reduce the role of the state in the economy, and correspondingly to increase the range of private economic activities. This move has taken several forms including: the privatisation of state enterprises, deregulation of previously controlled sectors of the economy, encouragement of new competitors to enter markets, the opening of previously closed sectors to foreign investment, reductions in tariffs and other trade barriers, and the opening up of the domestic economy to foreign competition.
The consultants were tasked with researching the significance and economic performance of the SOE sector. This included analysis of reforms in the sector.