[/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…

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…

[/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,…

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…

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…

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,…

The world was closely watching the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on December 15th-16th, 2015. The Fed is expected to increase the fed fund target rate over the next several years until it reaches a normal rate for a healthy economy. This nominalization of the interest rate in the U.S. will have consequences…

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…

[/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…

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