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…

Our ER-P (REDD+) survey team has been working in the field for a week now. For many of the enumerators, it has become the experience of a lifetime: enduring the cold and wind in the most remote mountainous villages, eating the strangest food offered by the hospitable ethnic minority households, walking through muddy slopes for hours during the night…

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…

On the morning of August 25, 2015, the consultation workshop on Reforming the Household Registration System in Vietnam was organized by the World Bank in Vietnam in collaboration with the Institute of Sociology – Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (IOS-VASS), and the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI). The workshop brought together participants from government agencies,…

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