Universities with autonomy lack right to hire lecturers

Covered by the Law on Public Employees, universities with autonomy don’t have the right to make decisions in recruitment, increase pay for talented lecturers, or dismiss incapable workers.The state wants to transfer autonomy in personnel to universities, but requires universities to recruit civil servants only. ...

Covid-19 crisis leads to lower incomes, living conditions for tens of thousands of families

Surveys all show that the living conditions of many Vietnamese have become worse because of Covid-19. However, economists are not recommending a second support package.During the second survey, WB carried out interviews via phones with nearly 4,000 households throughout the country from July 27 to ...

Vietnam hosts international conference on tackling plastic waste pollution in oceans

The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, in coordination with the UN Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, hosted an international conference in both online and in-person formats on solutions to handling plastic waste in East Asian seas from November 24-26.Within the ...

Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam facing challenges

Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam is facing challenges, particularly accountability and finances, according to Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son.Christophe Lemiere, Human Development Programme Manager of the World Bank in Vietnam, said despite the fact that Vietnam’s higher education had been ...

New resources for forest protection

Vietnam has entered the world’s carbon credit trading market after a long period striving for sustainable forest management. This is a major event, marking a positive start in mobilising new resources for forest protection and improving forest quality and sustainable forest management, thereby helping Vietnam ...

Resilient Shores: Vietnam’s Coastal Development Between Opportunity and Disaster Risk

The ongoing devastating storms and floods that battered the central part of Vietnam are the latest evidence of a worrying trend that natural risks, which have already been substantial, are intensifying due to rapid urbanization, economic development, and climate change. Resilient Shores, a report jointly developed ...

Monitoring households and firms in Vietnam during COVID-19

In order to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Vietnamese firms, the World Bank designed a Business Pulse Survey (BPS) to assess the various channels of impact of the pandemic on firms, their adjustment strategies, and public policy responses. The firm surveys are being collected ...

Policy Brief for Vietnam: Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2020

The Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020 is a multidimensional index which ranks 158 countries on their policy performance to reduce inequality through public services, progressive taxation and labour rights.Overall, Vietnam does well on the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) within ASEAN, coming ...

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