The overall objective was to contribute to Vietnam’s Strategy for poverty reduction (CPRGS) supporting the on-going reforms towards a more transparent and accountable governance based on the rule of law. The Project proposes to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Assembly, Provincial People’s Councils, Ministry of Justice Supreme People’s Court, and Supreme People’s Procuracy.

The Law on Personal Income Tax was passed by the National Assembly by the end of 2007 and came into effect from 2009. DANIDA provided a budget to support the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam to develop their skills in quantitative impact analysis based on actual data and econometric models.

The Multilateral Trade Assistance Project Vietnam II, a continuation of MUTRAP I and its extension and bridging phases, was financed by the European Commission in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, MOIT, which is also the executing agency. The project’s purpose was to “strengthen the capacity of the government of Vietnam and Vietnamese stakeholders for managing WTO accession and meet their commitments and challenges from other international and regional trade related agreements.”

ADB contracted Mekong Economics Ltd. to deliver a detailed review and evaluation of the regulation making process in Laos. For this component, the consultant reviewed the level of regulatory impact analysis carried out by the regulator(s) during the regulation-making process; researched relevant cost-benefit analysis carried out by the regulator(s); and reviewed the processes of public consultation and information dissemination. The consultant also provided a comparison of procedures in Lao PDR with international best practice.

assigned by the Communist Party and the State.” The Program’s schedule is from 2009 to 2014, with a committed donor contribution of USD 11.7 million. The Government Inspectorate’s Program Management Unit (PMU) shall directly manage the implementation of this Program. Sub-projects are managed by Component Project Management Units (CPMU).

Following the successful completion of the pilot testing of P.A.C.E. program in Gap outsourced manufacturing garment factories in India and Cambodia, the program was rolled out in other countries including Vietnam, Bangladesh and China. As part of the P.A.C.E. program roll-out in one of Gap Inc.’s partner factories in Vietnam, ICRW wanted to undertake a baseline survey in selected garment factory in Vietnam. The objective of this study was to collect baseline information for the P.A.C.E. participants, female garment workers (FGWs), that undergo P.A.C.E. training, and then compare the information with end-line results to evaluate the effect of training on women’s livelihoods. The present scope of work is only limited to conducting the baseline survey. ICRW would like to conduct quantitative research/a survey of selected participants in the unit of Vina Korea in Khai Quang Industrial Zone, Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. The survey was conducted in the month of May 2011. ICRW facilitated the discussions and processes for conducting the baseline survey with the factory partners.

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. 

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.

The project had three primary objectives: 1). Give a set of recommendations for policy-makers and for garment business managers, which would spill over to the development of other industries in terms of both government policy and business managerial procedures. The scope and approach of governmental intervention on the garment sector provided lessons for policy-makers to apply to other sectors such as furniture, footwear and food processing sectors. 2). Contribute to the understanding that governmental intervention can reduce the negative effects of globalization while strengthening the benefits of liberalization, which is a controversial topic among international scholars 3). Propose policies and strategies to help Vietnam’s garment firms to overcome the challenges of the changes in international trade regimes.

The objectives of the this project were to: establish a base-line for AMCAP and OCAP, with a data-base system installed (Ainaro, Manatuto Community Activation Project); establish a functional monitoring system, whereby the above established indicators can be effectively tracked to determine progress; ensure that the relevant AMCAP and OCAP staff are trained in the effective use of the system, whereby they can independently operate it; and link-up and build capacities of staff within the National Statistical Department (NSD) in relation to the design, analysis and development of the poverty profiling exercise.