Time: 07/2016 – 12/2016 Client: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), University of Adelaide Project overview: The overall aim of the project is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of smallholder vegetable farmers in north western Vietnam through improved market engagement and integrated resource and disease management practices. The project will particularly focus on…

OVERVIEW The research team at the University of Toronto, together with Mekong Development Research Institute in Vietnam, will conduct a study to identify barriers to and social determinants of maternal health care and FP service utilization among ethnic minority women in various living conditions and multiple geographic areas in two regions selected by the Vietnam…

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 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 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 study examines the participation and voice of affected ethnic households in the process of land acquisition and resettlement of hydro-power projects, with a particular focus on their living situations in resettlement sites. The study involves both in-depth qualitative and rigorous quantitative analysis to gain insight into the current situation of affected households in three regions…

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 The Vietnam Land Administration Project (VLAP) aims to improve land services provided for land users, including ethnic minorities. The survey “Assessment on land use situation of ethnic minorities in VLAP project areas” draws a comprehensive picture of land use and management of ethnic minorities in project areas through 3 objectives: (i) Evaluation of accessibility to…

OVERVIEW This project aimed to analyse the causes of poverty as well as the failures/successes of poverty reduction among the different ethnic minority (EM) groups in Vietnam. Our research focused on the various cultural and livelihood practices in the EM groups that had the highest and lowest rates of poverty reduction in the period of 2007-2012. Based on…

OVERVIEW This project supported the NMPRPII (the World Bank-funded Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Projects) in 2,366 villages, 230 communes, and 27 districts located in six provinces. The six provinces are Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Son La, Hoa Binh, Dien Bien, and Lai Chau. The project aimed to reduce the vulnerability of the participating provinces…

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