Australia is among the most dynamic international and regional partners of Vietnam in multiple sectors, including development assistance, trade, investment, education, tourism, etc. Particularly, in recent years, as Australia has been increasingly active in its activities within Vietnam, the country would like to acquire a more comprehensive understanding of its image within Vietnamese people’s…

[/column_1] In July 2016, MDRI organized an enumerator training course in Binh Dinh for the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) Baseline Survey. During the course, enumerators learned about key terms and issues of gender, and were trained to apply WEAI to women empowerment initiatives and the promotion of gender equality. Upon completing the course,…

OVERVIEW Ireland as a donor is committed to the idea that everyone has a role to play in reducing poverty and that citizens have a right and a responsibility to participate in and influence decisions that affect their lives. Civil society organisations allow citizens to come together to act collectively and participate in the development…

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 MDRI has been commissioned to carry out a USAID-funded project, namely the “Survey of Beneficiaries of USAID Disabilities Programming”. The USAID disability portfolio consists of a wide range of activities, covering medical (prosthetic and orthopedic, physical rehabilitation), education (inclusive environment and special education), and social (employment support, vocational rehabilitation, and organizations for people with disabilities) sectors….

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 Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) has been commissioned to carry out a USAID-funded project called the “National Perception Survey”. This is a nationwide public opinion survey in urban regions of the country with a designed national representative sample size interviewed yearly over the next 5 years. Under USAID’s new Evaluation Policy, the Mission is working…

OVERVIEW This project will establish the first comprehensive longitudinal database on a sample of Vietnamese international migrant households with two waves of surveys in 2008 and 2013. The data is expected to pave the way to setting a research agenda to shed light on diverse topics related to the socio-economic effects of international migration in Vietnam, such…

OVERVIEW Over the past decade, multiple poverty reduction and economic support programs funded by the Vietnamese Government and development partners, notably the National Target Program for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation 2006 – 2010, have delivered substantial improvements in living standards and increases in rural households’ access to basic infrastructure. Rural areas experienced remarkable increases…

OVERVIEW MDRI research group in cooperation with the Institute of Social and Medical Studies (ISMS) implemented the first National Survey on Aging in Vietnam in the year 2011 – 2012 (VNAS). The general objective of VNAS 2011 was to collect nationally representative data on the near-elderly and elderly Vietnamese population (aged 50 and above) so…

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