The project’s aim was to benefit people living in rural area by improving the provision of basic services such as water, sanitation and community health. Rural communities’ access to clean water was improved as a result of project implementation. The project was designed to be carried out in two phases, supporting Vietnam’s National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy up to 2020 (RWSS 2020). Each phase overlapped by approximately two years and lasted about five years. The first phase of the project began in 2006. 

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) with support from the Gates Foundation and in close partnership with the Ministry of Health has implemented a hygiene project called “Scaling Up Hand-washing Behavior Change” in Vietnam. A central goal of this project was to document the institutional requirements, the magnitude of health, welfare and development impacts, and costs of these campaigns.  To these ends, the Government of Vietnam and WSP support an impact evaluation (IE) of the intervention using rigorous research methodologies including a randomized impact evaluation design and the collection of multiple measures based upon household and community questionnaires and intensive surveys

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.

This study compiled essential up to date information and data on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of different target groups in the provinces of Cao bang and Son La regarding several health topics. The survey results allowed for comparison with the baseline result in order to draw conclusions concerning the effectiveness and impacts of project activities.

AIP Foundation’s mission is to reverse the trend of the rising number of traffic fatalities in developing Asian countries, starting in Vietnam, and to raise awareness of AIP’s social, economic, and human impact.  AIP has implemented a number of campaign and helmet awareness activities in Vietnam.  This impact assessment was designed to evaluate the achievements of AIP’s activities in Vietnam, with a specific focus on the Vietnam Child Helmet Wearing Campaign between January 2009 and May 2009.

of the population aiming at improving the general health status of the population in a programmatic approach. The overall goal of the Program ‘Support to Decentralized Health Systems in Vietnam’ is that the population in selected provinces, especially the poor and disadvantaged groups, have improved access to decentralized, needs-based and quality assured health care services. GIZ is using a results-based-monitoring system (RBM) in order to measure the impact of project’s activities over time. To collect the necessary data, a baseline survey has been performed by Mekong Economics in 2010. For reporting purposes at the end of phase one of the program, a second round of data needs to be collected using the same methodology and instruments employed for the baseline assessment. The objective of the consultancy is to collect a second round of data and information valuable for the results-based-monitoring (RBM) system of the program ‚Support to Decentralized Health System’ in Vietnam according to the indicators defined.

The specific objective of this assignment was (i) to draft an Action Fiche (AF) for HSPSP, which is the EC format for a technical and financing proposal; (ii) to propose a result framework linked to a disbursement schedule, while examining a possibility to use fixed and variable tranches; and (iii) a detailed formulation report, updating the seven key assessment areas and containing all justifications for the above-mentioned AF and its contents. The comments of AIDCO’s QSG on the Identification Fiche for HSPSP will be dealt with during the formulation.

The general objective of the assignment was to analyze the gender aspects of the Avian Influenza (AI) crisis in three countries of South-east Asia and to propose guidelines for mainstreaming gender in actions to be funded by the European Commission in the framework of its external response to the AI crisis.

The objective of this project was to formulate a Business Plan which enabled the National Institute of Labour Protection (NILP) to set up a permanent exhibition with the ability to become autonomous from external support after its inception phase.

This project involved research and the drafting of a Discussion Paper. This paper attempted to contribute to the current debate by examining the implications of Decree 10 for the accessibility of publicly provided health and education services, especially for the poor and near poor. This was achieved by analyzing the accessibility to social services and their affordability before and after the introduction of Decree 10. Using Vietnam’s own past experience with user charges as well as those of other developing countries, the paper provided an in-depth analysis of the affordability of health care services and basic education. The implications of Decree 10 for affordability of social services were then discussed using the available data from hospitals that implemented the decree.