The project titled: “Policy Research Capacity Strengthening to Implement Vietnam’s 2001-2010 Socio-economic Strategy”, launched in 2002, was supported by Sida through the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi. The specific objectives were to: increase quality and quantity of policy reports and recommendations made by research institutions to the Prime Minister; strengthen policy research capacity to push up economic reform, international economic integration and regional cooperation of Vietnam; assist human resource development in economic policy research and policy making; and increase the quality of policy research to fulfil the ad-hoc mission assigned by the Government and PM.