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…

[/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…

     The Fred Hollows Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is founded by the eye surgeon Professor Fred Hollows. The Foundation operates under the mission of helping to prevent blindness in the developing world. In Vietnam, the Fred Hollows Foundation is implementing two projects –…

Research to Improve Vietnam’s Education System Principal Investigators:Dr Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota), Dr Joan DeJaeghere (University of Minnesota), Dr Le ThucDuc (Centre for Analysis and Forecasting and Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Young Lives) Other key researchers: Pedro Carneiro (University College London), Hai-Anh H. Dang (World Bank), Sonya Krutikova (Institute for Fiscal Studies),   Jonathan…

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 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 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 project aimed to fill the information gap relating to the level and forms of private contributions to Basic Education to help MoET: improve the transparency and accountability of the socialization of education policy reconsider ways to provide compensatory measures for the poor, and re-evaluate costs of the ‘student basket’ at primary and lower…

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