Nguyen Thi Thu Oanh

Oanh Nguyen graduated with a Master of Statistics and Operations Research with high distinction from RMIT University of Australia under the Australian Awards Scholarship. Before joining MDRI, Oanh worked as a statistician for The General Statistics Office of Vietnam for 14 years, where she had excellent opportunities to be involved in nationally statistical projects. At […]

Pham Linh Chi


Pham Linh Chi is a Research Analyst who joined MDRI in October 2016. Chi graduated from Foreign Trade University, then obtained a master degree in Economics from Colorado State University through an exchange program with Foreign Trade University. Chi’s expertise is in regional economics and is interested in enhancing her data analysis skills. She is […]

Do Thu Trang

Ari Kokko is Professor of International Business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and an enthusiastic analyst of a wide range of issues related to economic development and internationalisation. He has formerly held important positions in universities and research institutes in Nordic countries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SIDA, and Chairman […]

Nguyen Thu Nga

Nguyen Thu Nga is MDRI’s Project Manager. Nga holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics Sciences: Business Administration from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She has five years of experience managing development projects and coordinating large-scale surveys. She has participated in numerous projects with multiple international and local partners, particularly in survey design, research tool development, […]

Tran Anh Vu


Vu graduated in 2013 from the Foreign Trade University with a high distinction degree in economics. Prior to joining MDRI, Vu has experiences in data management, data analysis, and mobile survey technology. At MDRI, Vu provides a wide range of research supports, including survey tools design, data management and data collection with tablets, and data […]

Nguyen Quynh Chi


Having graduated with a Master of Economics from the University of Sydney, Nguyen Quynh Chi joined MDRI in 2014 as a Research Analyst. Previously, Chi had experience working with a government trade promotion agency and a multinational FMCG corporation. At MDRI, she has been developing her expertise in impact evaluation, and quantitative as well as qualitative […]

Nguyen Mai Trang

Before her Master’s study in Development Economics and Environmental Economics, Mai Trang spent over 2 years in the development NGO sector where her involvement in pro-poor projects and programmes sharpened her skills in project management, M&E, and stakeholder liaison. Her experiences conducting research in the Mekong Delta region and doing her internship at Bioversity International […]

Nguyen Hong Thuy

Nguyen Hong Thuy is a Research Analyst. She graduated Malardalen University, holding a MSc major in International Business and Entrepreneurship. Thuy has extensive experience in the development field. She has been involved in many large-scale impact assessment projects for the Government of Vietnam and international donors such as the World Bank, UNDP, ADB, Irish Aid […]

Phung Thi Thanh Thu


Phung Thanh Thu is the Institute’s Research Associate. Thu graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, US with Double Honors in Mathematics and Economics. Thu possesses a strong background in development economics and econometrics. Having lived and studied in renowned academic institutes from Singapore, France, and the U.S, she has acquired invaluable skills and knowledge from different […]

Phung Thi Them


Phung Thi Them is MDRI’s Project Accountant. Them has over 4 years of experience in project financing, with tasks ranging from budget proposal and expenditure implementation for projects, to contacting counterparts at clients’ organizations and financial reporting for projects. Her key projects include: Ho Chi Minh Poverty Reduction Project (Client: HCMC Poverty Reduction PMU); VNEN 3 Project (The […]

Nguyen Thi Nhung

Nhung Nguyen is MDRI’s project manager. She holds a master degree with first-class honourin Commerce and Management from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Nhung got five years of experience inmanaging development projects, from large scale business and household surveys to impact evaluations. She demonstrates strong capabilities in developing project workplan, survey design,recruiting and training for enumerators […]

Nguyen Thi Minh Hoa


Hoa Nguyen is a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy. She is interested in analyzing economic policies in health and food security, and issues related to climate change, inequality and poverty. Her research has been published in the world’s leading international journals, including Political Analysis, Journal of Agricultural Economics and Land Economics. […]

Le Hai Chau


Le Hai Chau is a Research Analyst. Chau graduated with a distinction from the National Economics University, Chau holds a strong background in econometrics and mathematics. Chau joined MDRI and has mastered smart device technology and statistical software. Chau is mainly in charge of data management, data analysis, and software development for a number of […]

Nghiem Hoang Son


Nghiem Hoang Son is a Research Assistant. He graduated with a Master of Science in Global Financial Management from the University of Northumbria, United Kingdom. Appreciating the potential and real value of the Development Research Field, Sơn is focusing his enthusiasm in such field. He participated in studying students’ habits, who were living and studying […]

Vuong Anh Vu


Vu is a research analyst working in the area of data collection and analysis. He holds a first class honours degree in economics and finance from RMIT University – Australia. Since his arrival at MDRI, Vu has participated in the implementation of several socio-economic surveys concentrating on household welfare, agricultural development in mountainous areas, and education for […]

Truong Duc Trong

Trong is an economic and private sector development researcher with five years of experience implementing development projects in Vietnam. At MDRI, he provides a wide range of research support, including survey tools design, data collection with tablets, enumerator recruitment and training, data analysis and technical report preparation. His research interests include private sector development, public-private […]

Nguyen Minh Chau


Chau is a Research Assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in International Economics from Foreign Trade University. Interested in development and inequality, Chau is participating in the implementation of MDRI’s socio-economic surveys. Chau looks forward to improving quantitative, qualitative, project implementation, and data analysis skills through MDRI’s projects.

Nguyen Thu Quynh

Quynh is an enthusiast in social and economic development. She graduated summa cum laude from Sogang University, Graduate School of International Studies. Quynh joins MDRI with diverse experiences from both research and corporate backgrounds, covering sectoral and regional areas. Quynh’s topics of interest range from governance, trade and sector research to education and training. At […]

Hoang Thi Hong Minh


Minh Hoang became a member of MDRI in late November 2018 as a research analyst. She achieved a Bachelor degree on Development Economics with Distinction at National Economics University of Vietnam in 2012 and finished a master program for the same major at the University of Sussex in the UK the following year. While having […]

Ta Thi Khanh Van


Van has six years of experience in the areas of agricultural economics and development issues. She has been involved in a wide range of research projects including commodity market analysis, developing the pilot of market information system for the poultry sector of Vietnam, building commodity profiles, assessing capacity of agricultural and rural stocks for renewable energy, […]

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