Phung Duc Tung


Dr. Phung Duc Tung has 16 years of experience working in development and poverty reduction. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Dr. Tung possesses a strong background in econometrics, impact evaluation, and survey design and implementation. His research areas focus on poverty […]

Nguyen Viet Cuong

Dr. Nguyen Viet Cuong is the Institute’s Vice-Director and is in charge of research activities. He holds a PhD and MSc degrees in Development Economics from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Dr. Cuong has extensive experience in impact evaluation, poverty analysis, ethnic minority issues, education and health issues. He has been the lead consultant on multiple […]

Ho Van Bao

Ho Van Bao is a senior IT expert with more than 18 years of work experience in various sectors including agriculture and forestry. Bao holds a Master’s degree in IT. Bao is involved in a number of survey/census, data analysis, and established databases for projects and government offices.

Ngo Ha Quyen


Ngo Ha Quyen is MDRI’s Project Manager. Quyen joined MDRI as a research analyst after finishing her study in Germany. She graduated from the renowned Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich and obtained her M.Sc. of Economics at the same university. Prior to joining MDRI, she has experience after years of working as a research assistant at the Ifo […]

Nguyen Hoang Khanh Minh

Minh has an interdisciplinary background in education studies, with particular research interest in the history and sociology of education, as well as comparative education. Through her study at Cambridge University and experience working as a researcher at the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, she has gained substantial knowledge on qualitative research and methodologies as well […]

Nguyen Minh Phuong

Phuong has three-year experience in conducting impact evaluation in development areas. She is particularly interested in carrying out research on poverty reduction, education, and infrastructure development. While working at MDRI, Phuong has demonstrated excellent capability in designing survey protocols, coordinating survey progress, and great ability to deal with unforeseen circumstances that occur during survey implementation, […]

Tran Ngoc Oanh

Tran Ngoc Oanh joined MDRI as a Data Analyst after obtaining the first-class degree of Socio-economics Statistics from National Economics University (NEU). She holds a strong background in applied statistics and mathematics. Through her study at NEU, she has gained general knowledge on collecting and analysing data. As a member of the data team, Oanh […]

Le Thi Ly

Research Analyst

Le Thi Ly joined MDRI as a Research analyst at the final stage of her Ph.D for International Relations at the University of Nottingham, the UK. Her Ph.D study is fully sponsored by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education. She obtained her MA in Development Economics from a joint program between the National Economics University, Vietnam […]

Pham Minh Thanh

Research Analyst

Pham Minh Thanh joined MDRI as a Research Analyst in October 2021. Thanh earned his doctorate in Economics in 2021 from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Thanh is passionate in carrying out research on poverty reduction, gender inequality, and public policy. Prior to joining MDRI, Thanh held academic assistant position at Binghamton University, […]

Pham Thi Thien Quynh


Quynh has four years of experience in coordinating development projects, including large-scale household surveys and impact evaluations. She demonstrated excellent capability in designing survey protocol, coordinating survey progress, and great ability to deal with unforeseen circumstances that occur during survey implementation. At MDRI, she has gained valuable experience in research projects, worked with respondents with […]

Le Nguyen Que Huong

Research Analyst

Huong joined MDRI in December 2021 as a Doctoral candidate at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham (UK). Her PhD study was funded by the Leverhulme Grant and situated in an interdisciplinary Project ‘Sustaining Urban Habitats’. Huong’s thesis revisits the concept of local autonomy in environmental governance and highlights potential relations […]

Pham Thi Huong

Research Analyst

Pham Thi Huong received an MSc in International Cooperation Policy from the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan in 2016. Huong is interested in conducting research on labor and employment, productivity, and public policy. She was a Researcher at Viet Nam Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) and an Economic […]

Phung Khanh Chu

Research Assistant

Started collaborating with MDRI as an enumerator since 2014, Chu has participated in many projects related to education, health, environment, e.g., VNEN, Household survey on Rural Piped Water Connection Project in My Huong commune, Household registration system survey and analysis, Assessment of residential electricity demand patterns and potential impacts of electricity tariff increases, Rural household […]

Nguyen Huynh Duc

Research Assistant

Duc has joined the MDRI team since March, 2019 as an intern in the first two months and continued to work as a research assistant to date. He has graduated from National Economics University (NEU), majoring in Business Statistics. Through studying and working at NEU as well as MDRI, he has accumulated experience related to […]

Dinh Huu Hoang Lam

Research Assistant

Hoang Lam started working at MDRI from April 2021 as an intern for the first 2 months, and then as a research assistant from June 2021 to present. As one of the youngest members of the Institute, Lam has always been trying to achieve more knowledge and gain more working experience from assigned tasks in […]

Vu Minh Hoang

Research Assistant

Hoang joined MDRI in October 2021 as an intern for 6 months, and continued working as a research assistant to date. Hoang earned a BA Degree in Development Economics, majoring in Public Policy from Vietnam National University. During his study, Hoang expressed strong enthusiasm for conducting research in economics and social issues through his participation […]

Dinh Xuan Khiem

Research Assistant

Khiem has joined the MDRI team since March, 2022 as an intern in the first two months and then as a research assistant from September 2022 to present continued to work as a research assistant to date. He was studying from Military Technical Academy (MTA), majoring in Data Technology. Through studying and working at MTA […]