Poverty reduction

Child protection and child issues

Gender, girls and women empowerment

Labour migration


Master degree in Development Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia

On-going PhD study in Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Luu Ngoc Thuy is a senior researcher at MDRI. She got Master degree of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne under Australia Awards Scholarships and is currently pursuing her PhD study in Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales under the prestigious Australia Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship. Prior to joining MDRI, Thuy had held different positions such as Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, and Development Effectiveness and Learning Manager at various International NGOs and was awarded Community Solutions Program by the U.S Department of State for her Community Leadership program and four-month fellowship at YWCA Alaska. She has profound knowledge and practical insights in various development fields; proven expertise in research, survey and data analysis; extensive experience in program management, project design, implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation. Thuy is particularly interested in child protection, child issues, education, labour migration, gender issues and women empowerment. At MDRI, she has involved in projects covering diverse development themes, ranging from impact evaluation of programs on economic empowerment, gender equality and social inclusiveness to research on early childhood education and gender assessment. Thuy hopes to be able to utilise her knowledge, skills and experience while also develop her potential to grow professionally and contribute efforts to community development, children well-being and women empowerment.

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