An analysis report on the household registration system in Vietnam Authors: Mekong Development Research Institute  research team, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the World Bank. Published: June 2016 [/column_1] INTRODUCTION Research objective Upon collecting data from over 5000 households in Vietnam, the research team has compiled an analysis report on the Household Registration System…

Recommendation for an Effective Financial Model – Program’s Cost Norms Study Authors: Mekong Development Research Institute  research team and Nexia STT Approved: December 2015[/column_1] INTRODUCTION Research objective This is the synthesis report of the VTE financing programs/cost norm studies. The four particular objectives are: Evaluate the effectiveness of input-based and output-based budget fundingmodel, based on the…

Multidimensional poverty: Evidence from Vietnam Ha Le, Cuong Nguyen and Tung Phung Economics Bulletin, Vol. 35 No. 4 p.A282 Abstract This study examines multidimensional poverty in Vietnam using the method of Alkire and Foster (2007, 2011) and household data from Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys 2010 and 2012. The poverty is analyzed in five dimensions including health,…

Analysis report: Household registration survey 2015 Authors: Mekong Development Research Institute  research team including Phung Duc Tung (team leader), Nguyen Viet Cuong, Nguyen Thi Nhung, Nguyen Mai Trang, Dam Thi Tra My, Tran Anh Vu, Pham Hoang Anh, and Le Hai Chau. Published: December 2015[/column_1] INTRODUCTION Implemented in 1957, the residential registration system called ho khau in Vietnam was…

Policy brief: DFID support for the MDGs in Vietnam   Authors: Landell Mills Limited, Mekong Development Research Institute     Published: December 2015    [/column_1]      [/column_1]                             INTRODUCTION       Development cooperation between the United Kingdom(UK) and Vietnam dates…

[/column_1] Policy brief – Hydropower and Social Conflict in Vietnam: Lessons for Myanmar Authors: Trang Do and Elliot Brennan Published: December 11, 2015 Download the PDF file [/column_1] INTRODUCTION Myanmar has the lowest rate of electrification in South­east Asia. Increasing electricity supply for power generation to buttress development and lift its large rural population out of poverty is…

Natural Disasters, Household Welfare and Resilience: Evidence from Rural Vietnam Nguyen, Viet Cuong, Mohamed Arouri and Adel Ben Youssef World Development, 70(C), 59-77. Abstract The study uses commune fixed-effects regressions to estimate the effect of natural disasters on welfare and poverty of rural households in Vietnam, and subsequently examines household and community characteristics that can…

The Urban-Rural Gap in Governance and Public Administration: Evidence from Vietnam Acuna-Alfaro Jairo, Cuong Nguyen, Anh Tran, Tung Phung The International Public Management Review, 16(1), 165-191 Abstract The relationship between development and governance is a central question in the public administration literature on developing countries. Yet, we still understand little about the gap between urban…

Do the poorest ethnic minorities benefit from a large-scale poverty reduction program? Evidence from Vietnam Nguyen Viet Cuong, Daniel Westbrook and Phung Duc Tung The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2015, vol. 56, issue C, pages 3-14 Abstract To increase the opportunities for poor ethnic minorities to benefit from economic growth the government of…

Does firm privatisation benefit local households? The case of Vietnam Giang Thanh Long, Nguyen Viet Cuong, Vu Thieu, and Vu Van Huong Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 27, No. 4, 547–565. Abstract Although most countries follow a market economy, they still maintain a number of state-owned firms. In Vietnam the process of firm privatisation has been going…

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