Strengthening capacity for human development policy making in Viet Nam

Introduction

The project, building on the success of the previous VASS-UNDP collaborations including on 2001 and 2011 NHDRs, projects “Assistance to the 20 year Review of Doi Moi in Viet Nam” and “Support for Effective Policy Making Through the Development of Scientific Evidence Based Research” and based on the request of VASS, aims to support Strengthening capacity for human development policy making in Vietnam. 

The project will make its contributions to achieving the goal of “Vietnam’s HDI to reach the high average level of the world by the year 2020”, as stated in Vietnam’s 2011-2020 SEDS, and Output 1.1.2, Outcome 1.1 of One Plan 2012-2016, through realisation of the following output targets: (i) Strategic policy options base on human development vision, which is identified and supported by a series of background/thematic studies with strong scientific and quality evidences, and periodically published human development reports and (ii) HD concept awareness increased and understanding deepened among policy makers and researchers in Vietnam. HD courses are institutionalized at VASS to increase the abilities and skills in applying HD concepts and methodologies into policy making and assessment. These output targets will be achieved through the provision of (i) support to the participatory process of conducting quality background studies and preparation of 2013 and 2015 National Human Development Reports; (ii) support wide dissemination of NHDRs, NHDR-related inclusive policy debates/dialogues; (iii) capacity development support for strengthening VASS capacity in providing training to national stakeholders on, and application of, Human Development concepts, skills and tools in policy research/assessment and policy making; and (iv) support strengthening partnership/collaboration between VASS and international human development research/training institutions.

The project will be nationally implemented, under the leadership of VASS, with International Cooperation Department as the IP. Different institutes/centers – members of VASS and GSO will be participating in the project implementation. The wide range of stakeholders of GOVN policy making and research institutions, international development partners, civil organisations will be involved in identifying the NHDR themes and NHDR-related policy debates and dialogues. The result-based management will be the principal approach in managing, implementing and monitoring this project.

What are the project's key results?

  • Strategic policy options must base on human development vision, which is identified and supported by a series of background/thematic studies with strong scientific and quality evidences, and periodically published human development reports.
  • HD concept awareness increased and understanding deepened among policy makers and researchers in Vietnam. HD courses are institutionalized at VASS to increase the abilities and skills in applying HD concepts and methodologies into policy making and assessment.

 

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency



Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
68890 UNDP and others Vietnam Academy of Social Science (VASS) International Cooperation Department, VASS

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year   
Delivery (USD)
2012 15,759
2013 271,829
Project Overview
Status
Active
Project start date
Nov-2012
Duration
4.5 years
Geographic coverage
Ha Noi
Focus area
Poverty Reduction
UNDP Programme officer
Mr. Nguyen Tien Phong; nguyen.tien.phong@undp.org; Tel: (84 4) 3942 1495 ext.141
Partners
Mr. Nguyen Giang Hai, Director of ICD/VASS/Ms. Vu Thi Van Anh; hdpmvn@gmail.com; Tel: (84-4) 62730571.