HANOI, VIETNAM - MARCH 26: Street vendors at the Old Quarter, a popular area normally packed with tourists, wait for customers on March 26, 2020 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi has ordered the shutting of non-essential businesses, except for shops selling food, medicine and fuel, until April 5 to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the suspension of all international flights to Vietnam amidst restricted entry into the country by air, road and sea on March 21. Vietnam has confirmed 153 cases of Covid-19 with no deaths in the country and 17 fully recovered. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images)

COVID-19 has significantly affected many economies throughout the world, but there are some brighter signs in Vietnam. Declared as a epidemic in early February in Vietnam, effective health policies and early action have mitigated the impact of COVID-19 in Vietnam and the country has maintained low numbers of cumulative cases and deaths compared to other…

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          HA NOI, VIETNAM, 9 October 2020 – Concerned with expanding education and building skills for future employment, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), UNICEF and the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) released today a report entitled “Assessment on Employability Skills Gaps and Good Practices by Businesses to Upskill Marginalized…

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Client: The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) & the World Bank (WB) Time: 09 – 12/2019 Overview: The Government of Vietnam, MPI and the WB have launched the Central Highlands Poverty Reduction Project (CHPRP) in 6 provinces (4 Central Highland provinces – Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Kon Tum, Gia Lai and 2 Central Southern provinces –…

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On July 25th, the Director of Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) has attended the Conference of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute on Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia. This conference presents eight Southeast Asian country cases. Each study provides an overview of inequality in income, wealth and opportunity, a discussion of salient features of inequality…

Đại sứ Hoa Kỳ Daniel J. Kritenbrink trao đổi với Viện trưởng Phùng Đức Tùng về Dự án "Hỗ trợ Doanh nghiệp nhỏ và vừa tiếp cận tới các Thị trường Quốc tế thông qua việc tăng cường khả năng kết nối với sàn thương mại điện tử B2B và nâng cao năng lực"

On the morning of November 6th, representatives of Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) have attended the Closing Conference of USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth Program (GIG) organized in Hanoi by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam. The USAID GIG Program worked with the public and private sector…

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The speech at the MDRI 5th Anniversary Ceremony delivered by Dr. Phung Duc Tung, President of Mekong Development Research Institute. — Dear MDRI Partners, colleagues, and friends, On April 17, 2013, with the support of Mr. Dang Kim Son and other senior researchers, Cuong, my six colleagues and I gave birth to MDRI. Five years have gone by…

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No. of pages: 115 Publication date: 2017   This research study entitled “Exploring barriers to accessing maternal health and family planning services in ethnic minority communities in Viet Nam” was supported, and the scope of the study developed, by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam. The study…

                                Sustainability and climate change are recurrent questions that attract the interest of both policy makers and academic researchers. Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI), Centre for Research in Economics Applied to Globalization (CREAM) – University of Rouen Normandy, and the Asian…

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Overview This survey has been conducted to collect patients’ feedbacks about public health service. Oxfam and Vietnam Initiative, in cooperation with MDRI, consulting with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and hospitals, have developed an online feedback tool to measure “patient satisfaction index” (PSI). This is an important index to assess the quality and efficiency of…

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