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…

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A seminar on  Human Development in Vietnam: Empirical Results for Ethnic Groups and Provinces  will be held at 9.00 a.m., Sep 22 2016 at Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) – Floor 8, Machinco Building, 444 Hoàng Hoa Thám, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội.  The presenter at the seminar is Professor Mark McGillivray, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Australia….

  (August 17, 2016) Hanoi, Vietnam_A month after its announcement, the grant for education improvement research in Vietnam – known as Research on Improving Systems of Education or RISE in Vietnam, was officially kicked start this morning in a workshop with attendance of over 60 representatives from ministry, donors and embassy representatives, education experts, researchers from…

Photo credit: The Global Partnership (www.globalpartnership.org) (June 24, 2016) OXFORD, England _ Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) – a new initiative aimed at conducting high-quality research to build evidence to enhance children’s learning throughout the world – announced today that it will begin work in Vietnam. The £4.2 million, six-year undertaking will seek…

Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) has been entrusted to conduct independent impact evaluation for the Vietnam Escuela Nueva Project (VNEN) – a highly anticipated initiative towards reforming the primary education system – since 2013. The institute has been working closely with the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the World Bank (WB) to prepare…

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 This project aimed to fill the information gap relating to the level and forms of private contributions to Basic Education to help MoET: improve the transparency and accountability of the socialization of education policy reconsider ways to provide compensatory measures for the poor, and re-evaluate costs of the ‘student basket’ at primary and lower…

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