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 MDRI is implementing an innovative Randomized Control Trial (RCT) as an independent spot-check mechanism for the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI). Since its pilot in three provinces in 2009 and expanded experiment in 30 provinces in 2010, PAPI has emerged as an important tool in tracking policy implementation and public…

OVERVIEW The Participation and Regulatory Compliance Project will assess Vietnam’s current process for participation by firms in the drafting of new business regulations, testing whether this participation can improve labor rights and safety. The study is an essential experiment on the effects of more aggressive, well-funded strategies for mobilizing business input and will have very…

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 This project examines the discrepancy in urban and rural governance using the Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) survey in 2011. Governance and public administration, measured by a composite index of the six dimensions of governance including participation, transparency, accountability, corruption, public administrative procedures, and public service delivery, are better experienced…

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