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January 5, 2018

As Vietnam integrates further into the global economy, there is a strong need for greater capacity in public policy, leadership and governance, starting with local provinces. From December 18-22, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth activity and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Academy for Policy Development ― the leading policy research and analysis training institution in Vietnam ― held an in-depth training program.

January 5, 2018

Managing HIV cases nationwide is complex and until now, HIV INFO - the software created to efficiently manage HIV cases nationally - was outdated.  In response, USAID’s Local Strategic Information activity provided technical and financial assistance to upgrade the software.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink (right) and Vietnam Red Cross President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu at the launch.
December 12, 2017

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink launched Phase II of the Enhanced Capacity of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) project on behalf of the U.S. Government.  With an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Phase II of the VNRC project is expected to benefit 13,700 people directly and 30,000 people indirectly in three target provinces of Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang Tri. 

December 7, 2017

Since October 2016, USAID’s Building University-Industry Learning and Development Through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance has been training and coaching Vietnam National University, Hanoi - University of Science to improve the governance body, curriculum, instructional methodology, student support, HR and financial management. This support helped the university move beyond the national system and integrate into the regional standard. As a result, Hanoi University of Science was recently the first university in Vietnam to gain ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance accreditation at the institution level.

December 7, 2017

According to the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Index, the world’s only independent, comparative measure of central government budget transparency, Vietnam has a poor track record of fiscal transparency. In response, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program worked with the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) ― a Vietnamese non-governmental organization ― to strengthen civil society organizations’ capacity to understand and access budget information and advocate for participatory mechanisms in the budgeting process and in budget monitoring. On November 28, USAID, through CDI, consulted with civil society organizations and the Ministry of Finance to develop a citizen budget in support of the recently revised State Budget Law, which will present key public finance information to the general population in an accessible way to strengthen public oversight and improve policy choices.

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Last updated: January 05, 2018

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