The well-rounded qualitative and quantitative approaches we provide ensure that the issues under study are tackled with the highest dedication and quality.

MDRI has conducted a large number of applied research projects from policy review, market research, and KAP surveys to randomized control trials. These empirical research projects have acted as important inputs for building up development programs and policies of the Government of Vietnam. We have a team of researchers with strong academic backgrounds in economics and econometrics who have mastered statistical packages such as STATA, SPSS and SAS.

Our team also has experienced social science researchers whose investigative methodologies and dedication enable them to draw important anecdotes from stakeholders and get to the core of issues. The well-rounded qualitative and quantitative approaches we provide ensure that the issues under study are tackled with the highest dedication and quality.

     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?…

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