[/column_2] The Fred Hollows Foundation (The Foundation) is a non-profit public health organization based in Australia, which was founded in 1992 by eye surgeon Professor Fred Hollows. The Foundation focuses on strengthening eye health systems and the treatment and prevention of avoidable blindness caused by Cataract, Trachoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Refractive Error. The Foundation operates…

OVERVIEW Cao Lanh Bridge Project is the single biggest Australian aid activity in mainland Southeast Asia and a flagship of the Australian development cooperation program in Vietnam. Australia has committed AUD160 million to co-finance the civil works and the detailed design and construction supervision activities. Cao Lanh bridge is part of the Central Mekong Connectivity…

OVERVIEW Irish Aid provided €29M in budget support to Programme 135 during the period 2007-2010. In 2011 and 2012, as an interim extension of Programme 135, Irish Aid provided additional grants of €13M to invest in small scale infrastructure in poor communes under Programme 135. The funding was allocated to 180 construction projects in 21…

OVERVIEW The goal of the GPE–VNEN project is to overcome difficulties in building independent and creative thinking in children, with a particular focus on the disadvantaged and ethnic minorities. Teaching and learning methodology in the VNEN schools involves placing the student at the center of the class, instead of the traditional custom where the teacher is at the…

OVERVIEW Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) partnered with Landell Mills Limited (LML), a renowned global development consulting firm, to carry out the evaluation of the long-term development cooperation between the UK and Vietnam. The study will provide insight into the UK’s development assistance to Vietnam over the last 20 years, assess the impact of the UK’s…

OVERVIEW VNEN is a large education project funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and carried out nationwide by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET), with support from the World Bank (WB). The goal of the GPE – VNEN project is to overcome difficulties in building independent and creative thinking for…

OVERVIEW This assignment evaluated poverty reduction policies and programmes carried out by the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee in order to provide a basis for updating, revising, and finalizing the Poverty Reduction Strategy of the city. With impressive economic growth and rigorous poverty reduction policy implementation, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has succeeded in eradicating…

OVERVIEW Over the past decade, multiple poverty reduction and economic support programs funded by the Vietnamese Government and development partners, notably the National Target Program for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation 2006 – 2010, have delivered substantial improvements in living standards and increases in rural households’ access to basic infrastructure. Rural areas experienced remarkable increases…

OVERVIEW IFAD provided funding for more than 10 provinces in Vietnam (e.g: Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh…) for poverty reduction projects through promoting agricultural production activities and agro business models, and building market and production linkages. MDRI Main Tasks: Provided assessment of the effectiveness of the “infrastructure…

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