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…

The editors of The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development have announced that the winner of the Best Paper Prize for 2015 is Dr. Nguyen Viet Cuong, Vice-Director of Mekong Development Research Institute, for his paper “The impact of trade facilitation on poverty and inequality: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries.” The paper was published in Volume 24,…

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,…

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 Poverty and Welfare Effects of the 2008 Food Price Crisis in Vietnam: A Decomposition Analysis Phung, Duc Tung and Hermann Waibel. World Food Policy, Volumn 1 (2) Abstract Using panel data from the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey (VHLSS), this paper examines the impacts of food price increases on welfare and poverty in Vietnam. It…

[/column_1] Summary Report: Ethnic Minority Poverty 2007 – 2012 Authors: Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) consultants including Dr. Phung Duc Tung, Dr. Nguyen Viet Cuong, Dr. James Taylor, Msc. Ha Viet Quan, Associate Prof. Le Ngoc Thang, Dr. Dao Huy Khue, Nguyen Cong Thao, and Phung Thi Thanh Thu. Published: May 2014[/column_1] INTRODUCTION Vietnam has achieved remarkable…

The impact of trade facilitation on poverty and inequality: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries Nguyen Viet Cuong The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Vol. 24, No. 3, 315–340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638199.2014.898315 Best paper Prize 2015 Abstract Although there are numerous empirical studies on the effect of trade facilitation on international trade and gross domestic…

The role of crop land during economic development: evidence from rural Vietnam Nguyen Viet Cuong and Anh Ngoc Tran European Review of Agricultural Economics, pp. 1–22 Abstract Under economic structural changes, some households intensify farming while others reduce it, resulting in significant changes in landholding. This paper studies the link between such changes in landholding and…

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