It is not often that we can motivate a study of education in a developing country because they are doing so well. Vietnam is that success story. In the span of 25 years, Vietnam went from one of the poorest countries in Asia with abysmal living standards and stagnating educational attainment to one of…

OVERVIEW Vietnam is participating in REDD+ preparation and has developed a National REDD+ Action Program (NRAP) as an important part of the National Strategy on Climate Change (approved by the Prime Minister in June 2012). The World Bank, through the Forest Carbon Partnership Fund (FCPF), is assisting Vietnam with financial and technical support focused on…

OVERVIEW The “Monitoring and report on implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – An institutional framework for monitoring, advocacy and consultancy for social development policy and South-South cooperation” project is building on the success of the project “Support to Development of MDG Reports 2008-2010” supported by the UNDP. The main purpose of the report is…

OVERVIEW The ultimate aim of the study on Vocational Education Training (TVET) Financing/Program Cost Norm is to determine the most effective funding model for Vietnam’s vocational college system, which plays an increasingly important role in the education and training system of the country. The mission of the MDRI research team is to study alternate models…

OVERVIEW The World Bank is conducting a study on the household registration (hộ khẩu) system in Vietnam. This study requires a new household survey that focuses on employment, household welfare, public services use (school attendance, public health utilization including vaccination rates and use of prenatal care), costs of public service access, migration history, and household…

OVERVIEW The objective of the Baseline Survey (BLS) is to provide the Government of Vietnam, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the World Bank an original database for analyzing living standards, infrastructure, and livelihoods of the project’s localities (commune, district, province). This provides an appropriate design for project activities to reduce poverty and improve…

OVERVIEW This project aims to investigate the association between poverty dynamics and involvement in the private sector, particularly the non-farming sector. MDRI’s qualitative and quantitative work contributes to the study by answering the underlying questions: What are the opportunities and constraints that individuals and their families face when transforming their one-person/family business into a profitable SME with opportunities for growth?…

OVERVIEW This study provides an assessment of the export potential of the agricultural sector in Vietnam. Our research evaluated the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges of different agricultural product groups, and identified key areas of intervention and related policies that can promote future export growth. The study combines desk research and fieldwork activities based on quantitative…

OVERVIEW The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 undertaken by MDRI consists of two reports: A short version for the 2013 National Voluntary Presentations at the Economic and Social Council Annual Ministerial Review in July 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, and A full country report for 2013 based on the implementation of eight goals. The brief report highlighted notable achievements…

OVERVIEW The MDRI research team, in collaboration with IPSARD, is committed itself to delivering the IDH Coffee Program National Strategy Action Plan (NSAP) for Vietnam. The National Strategy Action Plan (NSAP) had the following major objectives: Develop sustainable coffee production zones to increase sustainable coffee production to 25%; Increase income and create sustainable employment for…

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