MDRI has established strong partnerships with nationally and internationally renowned research institutes and universities with similar academia fields. These partnerships facilitate our research activities and ultimately bring about high quality research products. Our research focusing on the Mekong region benefits from valuable research experience in Vietnam, as well as technical expertise at the international level.
The Institute for Security & Development Policy is an independent and non-profit research and policy institute, based in Stockholm, Sweden. The Institute focuses its research on international affairs, specifically the interrelationship between conflict, security and development for Asian and Eastern European nations. Expertise of ISDP by topic consists of:
• Conflict management and prevent, confidence building measures
• Energy security
• Ethnic minorities
• Human rights
• Military and security issues
• Organized crime, human trafficking and narcotics
• Regional cooperation
MDRI has had multiple visits to ISDP and has established a strong partnership with the Institute. Our partnership is based on our sharing of experience in research and management.
The Crawford School of Public Policy belongs to the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. The School puts its policy focus in the areas of economics, governance, environment and development in the Asia and the Pacific region. With strong expertise in these areas, professors and researchers in Crawford School continue to make significant contributions in academic research which lead to policy changes in the areas of economics, governance and environment within the Asia-Pacific region. Through our partnership with the Crawford School, MDRI aspires to bring about significant results in development and policy research at national and regional levels.
Alfred Deakin Research Institute bears the name of Alfred Deakin (1856-1919), barrister, journalist, intellectual, spiritualist, political visionary, gifted orator, and three-time prime minister. He was the dominant figure of Australia’s first decade following Federation. The Institute draws on and honours the legacy of Alfred Deakin and the contribution he made to the development of Australia’s political and social institutions.
Established in 2009, the Institute was a major initiative of Deakin University. Researchers at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute conduct high quality research, founded in the social sciences and humanities, which promotes public debate and policy impact. The researchers are particularly engaged with questions relating to Australia and change in the world.
MSI is a subsidiary of Coffey Development International, a global leading development firm. MSI provides specialized short-term and long-term technical assistance. The firm is active in a number of key practice areas, including Economic Growth, Human Development, Environment and Natural Resources, Governance and Public Sector Management, and Stabilization and Recovery. Its clients range from international NGOs, foundations to domestic and foreign governmental ministries and private corporations in the world. MDRI has established its partnership with MSI on the grounds of sharing international experience and local understanding within some key areas, including Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Survey services.
Landell Mills Limited, a UK Bath-based firm, carried out research and provided management services in the natural resources sector during its early stage, recently widening its scope of activities to include a range of economic development and environmental programmes. The firm extensively provides technical assistance and advice in many aspects of agriculture, fisheries and rural development on contracts financed by the Asian Development Bank, European Commission and the World Bank as well as thebilateral assistance programmes of the UK government. MDRI & Landell Mills are currently partnering in its project to evaluate long-term development cooperation between the UK and Vietnam (Vietnam Final Evaluation).
IMPAQ International is a research, evaluation and technical assistance firm, working primarily in five areas- health, education, labor and human services, survey research and international development. The firm plays a collaborator role between government and private sector as they develop policies and programs that touch the lives of millions across the globe. IMPAQ continuously leverages its exceptional people, innovative thinking and the integrity of its methodologies to produce rigorous, practical results – enabling its clients to measure and evaluate the real-life impact of their policies and programs. Our collaboration with IMPAQ helps to enhance both sides’ capacity for our evaluation and survey services.
The Lund Institute of Economic Research is the research division of the School of Economics and Management. The Institute organizes research both within the School of Economics and Management and between the School and other parts of Lund University. It also provides a link between research and applications in business and government.
Leibniz University of Hannover, founded in 1831, is one of the largest and oldest science and technology universities in Germany. The Institute is placed within the School of Economics and Management, which covers all important areas of business management, economics, statistics and empirical economics. MDRI is currently partnering with Leibniz Hannover University to develop a project of estimating economic growth from space (using satellite images) in order to calculate economic growth and agricultural productivity, monitor activities, and conduct impact evaluations for development research projects. This technology is specially used for measuring changes overtime of any specific location that is related to economic development.
IPSARD, one of the 6 key institutes under the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is the think-tank for agriculture and rural reform of national policy makers. The Institute is the hub for sector research and policy formulation support for the Government of Vietnam. Its research products span across market and sector research for agriculture commodities of Vietnam, institutional structuring for rural development, strategic policy for agriculture sector growth, and natural resources and environmental management. With its comprehensive research capacity, IPSARD has cooperated with MDRI in a number of important studies that elaborate on the competencies of each institute in this field. Highlighted research recently conducted includes the assessment of national key agriculture commodities’ export potential and national coffee strategy.
CAF is a research center under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VSS), specializing in analyzing and forecasting the economic and social impacts of government policies. The scientific research of the center provides the foundation for the formulation of socio-economic strategies of the Party and the Government. The Center consists of 5 research rooms: Forecasting; Applied Microeconomics; Institutional research; International integration; Development issues. CAF and MDRI have established close cooperation and become partners in many studies in the field of socio-economic as well as impact assessment.
The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development honours the trailblazing work of
Dr. J. Fraser Mustard (1927-2011) who was a force of nature in his belief that interventions in the early years of life offer unparalleled potential for improved quality of life
The Institute’s directors and researchers are embedded in within the University of Toronto’s faculties of education, social work, medicine, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, kinesiology and others, with cross-appointments to cutting-edge institutions and broader clusters.