MDGs monitoring and reporting - An institutionalized framework for monitoring, advocating and advising, and South-South cooperation


Vietnam produced three MDG reports in 2005, 2008 and 2010. The quality of these reports has been improved over the years. MDGRs, not only disseminated and used for policy advicacy in Vietnam, but also presented at the UN summit on MDGs by the Vietnam's top leaders in order to share experiences with other nations. Vietnam plans to prepare two more reports in 2013 and 2015 to reflect the progress and results of MDGs implementation.

However, MDGRs still focus on statistical descriptions. Monitoring and reporting MDGs/VDGs have not completely been incorporated into and become an official and effective tool of the monitoring and reporting system on the national social development goals. MDGs/VDGs databases have not been institutionalized into a national data set, have not been collected periodically and have not still had an official focal point responsible for collecting, aggregating and periodically updating data. Dsta for more than one-third of MDGs/VDGs indicators are unavailable due to their absence in the official collection system.

Based on experience and lessons learnt from previous support to capacity building for MDG monitoring and report, in the UNDP proposed project "MDGs monitoring and reporting - An institutionalized framework for monitoring, advocating and advising, and South-South cooperation", UNDP will collaborate with other national partners, UN agencies and other international partners to support the Vietnamese government to institutionalize MDG monitoring and reporting framework, which will contribute to improvement of quality of social development policies as well as promote South-South cooperation in order to achieve MDG and social development goals in a timely manner.

What are the project's key results?

Outcome 1.1. (OP 2012-2016): By 2016, key national institutions formulate and monitor people-centred, ‘green’ and evidence-based socio-economic development policies to ensure the quality of growth in Viet Nam as a middle-income country.

  • Output target 1: National capacity in monitoring the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Vietnam Development Goals (VDGs) enhanced to provide timely, evidence-based, and high quality information. Also, monitoring MDGs/VDGs is institutionalized into a monitoring framework of national social development plans and policies.
  • Output target 2: National capacity of reporting MDGs and VDGs implementation enhanced to provide information on progress, causes/sucessful lessons and limitations, and appropriate recommendations for national social development policies. At the same time, MDGs/VDGs reports are institutionalized to become a tool for monitoring, evaluating and consulting national social development policies.
  • Output target 3: Vietnam plays an active role in South-South Cooperation7 to share the lessons learnt and good practices in implementing MDGs with other countries, contributing to formulating and improving national social development policies.

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
70428   UNDP, Ministry of Planning and Investment Department of Labor, Culture and Social Affairs

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Delivery (USD)
2012 N/A
2013 199,564
2014 196,370
2015 204,140

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