Democratic Governance


Research report: Public consultations by People’s Councils with mountainous areas and ethnic minority populations

Their peculiar characteristics, difficulties, methodology and lessons learned.   Between 2008 and 2012, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Office of the National Assembly (ONA) Project “Strengthening the capacity of representative bodies in Viet Nam (Phase III)” hasmore


Research report: Reform of the organization and operation of Office of the National Assembly

In the organization and operation of parliaments, supporting bodies play a critical role in supporting the activities of legislators and their working bodies. Like at other parliaments, the Office of the National Assembly (ONA) is the institution ensuring the efficiency of the operation of themore


Research studies on the organization and functioning of the justice system in five selected countries

This set of five comparative studies gives an insightful and comprehensive assessment of the justice system in five countries -- China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation -- which have been selected on the basis of their interest for Viet Nam having regard to theirmore


Results of thematic researches supporting the amendment of the 1992 Constitution

New issues are put forward in the face of the comprehensive renovation of the country, and active and positive international integration. In this context, the amendment process of the 1992 Constitution has focused on clarifying and supplementing the following contents: continue affirming thatmore


Services sector development: A key to Viet Nam's Sustainable Growth

This paper is a short version of a larger study entitled Options and Recommendations for a Comprehensive Development Strategy for the Services Sector in Viet Nam up to 2020,1 conducted in 2004 in the framework of the project “Capacity Strengthening to Manage and Promote Trade in Services in Vietmore


Shared Commitment and Resources for Strengthened Legal Institutions: UNDP and Denmark Work with Viet Nam's Law Makers, Judges and Prosecutors

The Government of Viet Nam, with the support of UNDP and the Danish Government, recently completed the first phase of a unique experiment in international assistance to development of law. These three projects represent the first and most significant technical assistance provided to Viet Nam’smore


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.