Democratic Governance

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Viet Nam’s Economy: Success Story or Weird Dualism?

The role of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam has often been to provide the Government and the international development community with valuable alternative policy perspectives to help further advance Viet Nam’s impressive development process. It is in this spirit thatmore

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Access to justice in Viet Nam - Survey from a people’s perspective

The purpose of this report is to provide new information regarding the role of existing legal institutions and mechanisms for access to justice in Viet Nam; and how they are perceived and assessed from a people’s perspective. The report is based on a two-part study.  The first partmore

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Access to justice in Viet Nam - Survey from a people’s perspective

The purpose of this report is to provide new information regarding the role of existing legal institutions and mechanisms for access to justice in Viet Nam; and how they are perceived and assessed from a people’s perspective. The report is based on a two-part study.  The first part is a deskmore

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Appointed councels in Vietnamese criminal laws and practice

Article 57 of the Vietnam Criminal Procedure Code provides for the responsibilities of litigation agencies to appoint counsel to represent accused or offender in cases which accused of the crimes are subject to capital or live sentence, and juvenile delinquent or offender with physical or mentalmore

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Being LGBT in Asia: Viet Nam Country Report

A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society This report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Viet Nam as related speciacally to employment; education; health care; family affairs; the media;more

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Beyond HEPR: A framework for an Integrated National System of Social Security in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has entered an unprecedented period of social and economic change. Rapid economic growth has created millions of jobs, raised incomes and improved living standards dramatically for millions of Vietnamese people. Economic development has also transformed the nature of economic risk for manymore

OUR WORK - DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

During the past decade, Viet Nam attained middle-income country status as a result of impressive economic growth. However progress in social development, including education and health, has been less rapid contributing to slower growth in human development, indicating remaining governance system challenges to keep pace with economic development. UNDP Viet Nam’s governance work focuses on three main pillars: human rights, rule of law and access to justice, along with parliamentary development and public administration reform. Our interventions in governance are made through nationally-executed projects and the work of in-house governance policy advisors.

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