Democratic Governance


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


New Papers on Public Administration Reform

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


PAR Master Programme: From Step by Step To A Leap Forward

The approval by the Prime Minister of the Public Administration Reform Master Programme in September, 2001, marked a turning point in efforts to reform Viet Nam’s administrative system. Over the course of the past year a number of initial but essential reforms were undertaken. Although it ismore


Preparing for the Future: Forward-looking Strategies to Promote Gender Equality in Viet Nam

Gender roles in Viet Nam are heavily influenced by the country’s Confucian past, agrarian social structures, the country’s experience of war and socialist orientation. The transition to the market and increasing interaction with the world outside have contributed to changes to traditionalmore


Proceedings from the First High Level Roundtable Meeting on 20 Year Review of Doi Moi

For the Tenth Party Congress, the Communist Party and the Government of Viet Nam are preparing the next Five Year Socio-Economic Development Plan (2006-2010), by the completion of which Viet Nam should no longer be a low-income developing country. All relevant Party and government agencies havemore


Proceedings from the Fourth High Level Roundtable Meeting on 20 Year Review of Doi Moi

The Fourth High Level Roundtable Meeting was held in Ha Noi on 15. – 16. June 2006 gathering 239 participants (136 from Vietnamese institutions, 41 from international organizations, 62 from media organizations). Most of the Vietnamese institutions involved in reviewing the doi moi process inmore


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.