Democratic Governance


Bringing the MDGs Closer to the People

Bringing the MDGs Closer to the People provides a preliminary assessment of how  Vietnamese people, the vast majority living in rural areas, are faring with respect to the range of social indicators that comprise the MDGs. Viet Nam’s commitment to the global goals of the MDGs will bemore


Brochure: UNDP Viet Nam working for growth with equity

Viet Nam has seen great progress in economic and social development, yet increasing disparities are emerging. In this phase of Viet Nam's development – rapid international integration, ever-increasing GDP and a goal to reach middle income status by 2010 – the priority is to ensure that this growthmore


Brochure: UNDP in Viet Nam

During the last 15 years Viet Nam has witnessed rapid economic growth and a sharp reduction in poverty. By 2010, Viet Nam aims to become a middle income country. Yet growth is not evenly distributed and disparities are emerging. more


Building a National Human Rights Institution: A study for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of Viet Nam

The present study aims at informing the government of Viet Nam about National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) as a key element of human rights protection and promotion at the national level. In 2010, the author of the present study submitted a study to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nammore


Comparative Provincial Performance in Private Business Development

This is part of a learning process aimed at better understanding what can be done to further improve the provincial level business environment. We hope that this report will help policy makers, researchers and development professionals appreciate some of the grassroots business developmentmore


Consultation with Social Organizations on Amendments of the 1992 Constitution

This report presents results of a survey of 545 Vietnamese NGOs on their opinions in relation to key issues to be amended in the Constitution 1992. The survey commissioned by the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) under the project titled “Legal Empowerment of the Poor through Support to Vietnammore


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.