Childcare Demand and Supply Assessment in Four Cities in Vietnam


The Australian-Bank Partnership (ABP) Phase 2 Gender Project has supported the National Assembly and Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in the improvement of the 2019 Labor Code. Drawing upon the Bank’s analytical work in
Vietnam and globally, the ABP Phase 2 Gender Project continues to assist the MOLISA in preparing the guidelines for the implementation of the Gender part of the Labor Code. The joint project between the World Bank in Vietnam and the MDRI aims to understand and identify the demand for and supply of childcare services in urban areas and its links to mothers’ and fathers’ employment.
The project covers four cities in Vietnam – Da Nang, Thai Nguyen, An Giang, and HCM City. In each city, three components are conducted, including: (1) a household survey representative of mothers with children under 6 years old; (2) a representative survey of childcare providers; and (3) mapping of childcare supply, demand, and women’s employment.


Main task:

  • Develop sampling strategies.
  • Finalize and pilot the research instruments.
  • Do mapping of childcare supply and demand for each municipality with explanations.
  • Obtain ethical clearance from a National Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Prepare for fieldwork, including enumerator recruitment and training, schedule for fieldwork, training manuals, interview guidelines, and questionnaires.
  • Organize data collection activities and enforce a robust supervision mechanism, ensuring high quality and efficiency.
  • Prepare clean datasets with data sourcebooks.
  • Write research completion reports for household and childcare provider surveys and data analysis reports.


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01/2022 – 02/2023