Democratic Governance


Manual on the institutionalization of public consultations for the Provincial People's Councils

Public consultations are important tools which help elected bodies gather sufficient evidence and information to decide policies or laws and to oversee the implementation of these measures. Since  2008, the Office of National Assembly (ONA)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projectmore


Measuring citizens' perception and experience on justice: Findings and recommendations from a three province pilot

This paper outlines an experimental research study aiming to measure justice in Viet Nam from citizen’s experience and perception. It illustrates the survey methodology and instrument used in ascertaining respondents’ reaction to justice through case study on environmental and land disputes. As anmore


Media and Corruption

This research paper on media and corruption, written by Catherine McKinley, looks at how five different news organisations in Viet Nam have covered corruption in 2006 and 2007. Based on the findings the paper offers a series of recommendations on how to change the environment in which media work.more


Millennium Development Goals 2010 National Report

The Millenium Development Goals, set to be accomplished by 2015, are one of the most significant items to come out of the Millennium Declaration, signed by 189 Heads of State at the United Nations Summit in September 2000. Since then, the commitments made in the Declaration have been consistentlymore


Modernizing Governance in Viet Nam

The only constant in the life of public organizations today is change. The same is true for Viet Nam’s public sector. It is now 15 years since the Doi Moi was initiated. In that context, Modernizing Governance in Viet Nam gives an update on the status of the three major reformmore


National Human Rights Institutions – models, programs, challenges, solutions

A study for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Viet Nam The present study aims to inform 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. Seeking the best realizationmore


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.