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Mekong Women in Data: Understanding barriers to women’s access to open data in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam

Gender inequality underscores the lives of women all over the world. At the Open Development Initiative, we wanted to understand how this impacted women in the Mekong countries of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) in their access to open data.In 2019, ...

Open Development Mekong

A reporting guide during COVID-19 pandemic

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, journalists around the world have played an extremely important role in providing the public with information about the pandemic and anti-epidemic efforts by governments.To help operational journalists ...

MDI

Nominations Open: Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award 2020-21 - Theme: Inequality crisis and the pandemic

Asia, just like the rest of the world, is grappling with COVID-19. Despite tremendous economic growth and advances in healthcare, technology, and elsewhere during the preceding decades, we are struggling to overcome the pandemic and the resultant economic and social fallouts. Journalism for an Equitable Asia ...

Oxfam VietnamSDG

Report: Multidimensional Inequality (MIF) in Vietnam

Vietnam has achieved great economic development over the past 30 years. However, there is growing concern over increasing inequalities in other aspects of life, in particular opportunities and voice for certain population subgroups. Meanwhile, there is still a sizeable and significant lacuna in multidimensional analysis ...

MDRI & Oxfam

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 ...

World Bank

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 ...

World Bank

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 ...

Oxfam Vietnam

Report: Assessment on Employability Skills Gaps and Good Practices by Businesses to Upskill Marginalized and Vulnerable Young People

Concerned with expanding education and building skills for future employment, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), UNICEF and the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) have released a report entitled “Assessment on Employability Skills Gaps and Good Practices by Businesses to Upskill Marginalized and ...

MDRI

Report: Impacts of COVID-19 on some ethnic communities in Vietnam: Research on local communities and urban immigrants

The main purpose of the study is to synthesize issues caused by the pandemic and its effects on ethnic minority communities during social distancing periods. In addition, the study explores how ethnic minority communities respond to those challenges, as well as their needs for further ...

ISEE

UNDP Call for Proposals: Grant to Advance Responsible Business Practice for Environmental Protection

UNDP is awarding a Grant of up to $50,000 for organizations in Viet Nam to promote environmentally responsible business practices. The Grant award is open for civil society and non-governmental organizations, including academic or educational institutions that are not state-owned or for-profit, and should be ...

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