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 –…

  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,…

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…

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 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 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…

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