Democratic Governance

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Guidelines on public consultations for the Ethnic Council and Committees of the NA

In Vietnam, public consultations have been applied by the executive since the 1980s in the form of taking opinions on the constitution, draft laws and ordinances and on issues of interest to the people. For the National Assembly, public consultations are also of prime importance for the activitiesmore

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Health insurance in Viet Nam towards universal coverage: The case of the workers of the informal sector

The 2008 Law on Health Insurance targets comprehensive health insurance coverage by 2014. In 2009, health insurance was expanded to 58.4% of the population, demonstrating the efforts of the Government to expand the provision of health care. However, extending the coverage of health insurance to themore

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History or policy: Why don't northern provinces grow faster?

The contrast of the relatively weaker economic performance of provinces around the Ha Noi–Hai Phong axis to the provinces around Ho Chi Minh City serves as the basis of an analysis of investment conditions and factor markets from which all provinces across Viet Nam may wellmore

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How Progressive is Social Security in Viet Nam?

This report for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ha Noi follows up on their Policy Dialogue  Paper  entitled  'Beyond  HEPR: A  Framework  for  an  Integrated  National  Systemof Social Security in Viet  Nam' publishedmore

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Human Resources Development (i.e Civil Service)

As part of UNDP’s work in policy analysis and public administration reform six discussion papers have been written which focus on the challenges of public administration reform in Viet Nam. The papers propose specific recommendations for public administration reform and institutional reform,more

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Institutional Reform for Public Administration

As part of UNDP’s work in policy analysis and public administration reform six discussion papers have been written which focus on the challenges of public administration reform in Viet Nam. The papers propose specific recommendations for public administration reform and institutional reform,more

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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