Local governance, corruption, and public service quality: Evidence from a national survey in Viet Nam
The series of Policy Discussion Papers on Public Administration Reform and Anti-Corruption is led and edited by Dr Sarah Dix, Policy Advisor on Public Administration Reform and Anti-Corruption at UNDP Viet Nam with substantive support from Ms Do Thanh Huyen, Policy Analyst on Public Administration Reform and Anti-Corruption at UNDP Viet Nam.
The series aims to analyze trends in Viet Nam regarding the implementation processes and options in specific public administration reform areas. In order to confront the social, economic, political and environmental challenges facing Viet Nam, policy makers need to be informed by evidence. These policy papers aim to contribute to current policy debate by providing discussion inputs on policy reforms – thereby helping to improve Viet Nam’s development efforts.
Three principles guide the production of the policy discussion papers: (i) evidence-based research, (ii) academic rigour and independence of analysis, and (iii) social legitimacy and a participatory process. This involves a substantive research approach with a rigorous and systematic identification of policy options on key public administration reform and anti-corruption issues.