Democratic Governance


Towards Gender Equality in Viet Nam: Through Dender-resposive National Policy and Planning - Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines

The aim of the Guide is to support all government officials to understand their roles and responsibilities, develop the skills needed to contribute to achieving gender equality for Viet Namthrough their daily work. Gender mainstreaming is a relatively new approach or strategy. This Guide hopesmore


UNDP - Viet Nam: The Story of a 25-Year Partnership

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commenced its development assistancerelationship with the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in 1977, the year in which the country joined the United Nations. The partnership, forged by Viet Nam and UNDP in those early, difficult days, wasmore


United Nations Common Country Assessment for Viet Nam

This Common Country Assessment (CCA) presents the United Nations agencies’ shared analysis ofViet Nam’s recent development achievements and remaining challenges over the medium-term. The document is the product of an extensive consultation process within the United Nations system and with themore


User fees, financial autonomy and access to social services in Viet Nam

Recently the government has granted financial and managerial autonomy to the revenue-raising public service entities, including government health facilities and schools. The Decree on Financial Autonomy (Decree 10) grants sweeping powers to revenue-raising public agencies to manage their revenuemore


Vietnamese Women in the Year 2000

Vietnamese women play an important role in the history of the country – in the development and the protection of Viet Nam. However, their contribution has not been always adequately recognized. To draw in the talent of women and their positive and diverse roles in development, the Unitedmore


Women's political representation in Viet Nam

Women's representation in the National Assembly has decreased over the last four terms and is currently at 24.4%. Viet Nam's target is to have a minimum of 35% women represented in the National Assembly and People's Councils in the 2016 election. Significant changes are needed to meet this targetmore


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.