Enhancing legislative research and informations and communications technology (ICT) capacities of the National Assembly’s Institute for legislative studies


In April 2008 the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) established the Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS). The Institute has two main functions:

  • to conduct researches on issues related to the functioning of the NA and
  • to provide scientific information in support to the functions of the organs and Deputies of the NA.

The ILS has a role equivalent to those of parliamentary information and research centres. 

Given its mandate to carry our basic research on issues related to the functioning and operations of the NA, the ILS is expected to be intensively involved in the process of studying on renovations of NA’s internal processes and procedures. Also, the ILS aims to make use of ICT in providing timely, accurate, comprehensive and authoritative parliamentary research, information and documentation services.

Against this background and while the ILS was still in the process of being shaped and studying different models of parliamentary research services to further streamline its structure and functions; in 2009 the ILS and UNDP engaged in discussions on future collaboration and partnership to support selected short-term priority actions in the areas of ICT and Legislative Research capacities.

What are the project's key results?

Policy-oriented legislative research

  • Strategic research on National Assembly legislation and oversight processes and procedures with recommendations for increased efficiency and effectiveness completed.
  • Research on legislative reform process (and substantive issues for review) including comparative research with recommendations completed.
  • Assessment report on the operations and activities of the XII National Assembly and recommendations on critical reforms for more effective operation of the XIII National Assembly produced.

Enhanced information and communication technology:

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategy for the ILS developed and selected actions put into effect as an integral part of the ICT Strategy of the National Assembly in support for timely, objective and authoritative research and information services to NA agencies and MPs.
  • Coordination and communication between ILS, other NA agencies and donors regularly maintained contributing to resources and results maximization.

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
75880 US$ 697,000 from TRAC fund Institute for Legislative Studies, National Assembly Institute for Legislative Studies, National Assembly

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year    Delivery (USD)
2011 320,000
2012 375,463
2013 109,627
Project Overview
Project start date
January 2011 – December 2012
Geographic coverage
Ha Noi
Focus area
Democratic Governance
UNDP Programme officer
Ms. Bùi Phương Trà; bui.phuong.tra@undp.org; Tel: (84 4) 942 1495 ext. 237
Mr. Đinh Xuân Thảo; ILS-UNDP.vn@undppartners.org; Tel: (84 4) 0804 5804