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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tags: PAPI
Governance weaker than public service delivery: The 2017 PAPI shows Governance weaker than public service delivery: The 2017 PAPI shows
Nine years after the first pilot and seven years after the first nationwide implementation, PAPI has become an increasingly reliable and trusted source of data on how well local governments in Vietnam perform in the eyes of citizens.
Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives
Vietnam’s impressive industrialization and associated reduction in poverty has come at a high cost to the natural environment. According to the Environmental Performance Index, in 2016 Vietnam ranked in the top 10 countries with the worst air quality (Hsu A. et al., 2016).
Lawsuits can solve pollution disputes Lawsuits can solve pollution disputes
One way to resolve environmental disputes, especially between citizens and polluting businesses as witnessed in recent times, is through litigation.
Ben Tre province: a shining pearl in southwestern region Ben Tre province: a shining pearl in southwestern region
Ben Tre is famous for not only coconut trees but also Cai Mon orchard village in Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district, which is considered the “kingdom of bonsai trees” in the country and the cradle of fruit trees in the south. Its bonsai trees have been exported to the RoK, China and Taiwan.
Ha Tinh - an emerging FDI spot in central Vietnam Ha Tinh - an emerging FDI spot in central Vietnam
Ha Tinh province serves as a bridge linking the north and south of Vietnam with convenient road and railway routes. Its 56,000-hectare Cau Treo border gate is among the nation’s nine major border-gate economic zones entitled to government budget allocations during 2016-20.
Citizens more satisfied with health insurance coverage but more concerned about the environment: 2016 PAPI Report Citizens more satisfied with health insurance coverage, but more concerned about the environment: 2016 PAPI Report
Findings from the 2016 PAPI Report, released on April 4, 2017, show positive trends in public service delivery. However, citizens are more concerned about the environment than in past years, and weaknesses remain in citizen engagement in decision-making, government accountability, and control of corruption in the public sector.
BAC NINH province - a hi-tech development hotspot BAC NINH province - a hi-tech development hotspot
Bac Ninh is rich in culture and revolutionary tradition and well-known for a number of cultural and historical celebrities as well as folk art, particularly “quan ho” (love duets) singing that was recognized as a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives
Much analysis of anti-corruption reforms emphasizes the importance of improving transparency, public participation and accountability. What is often absent from this analysis is an acknowledgment that corruption is socially constructed; state and non-state actors frequently have different understandings about what constitutes corrupt behavior.
Phu Yen province: its time for sleeping beauty to wake up Phu Yen province: it’s time for sleeping beauty to wake up
Covering some 5,060 square kilometers with diverse terrains - coastal sandy land, river delta, midland and mountains, Phu Yen is well-known for its beautiful scenery, pristine beaches, blue bays, hidden coves, white sands and swaying palms.
2015 National Survey shows declines in provincial governance and public administration performance across the country 2015 National Survey shows declines in provincial governance and public administration performance across the country
The Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) is a policy monitoring tool that reliably assesses citizen experiences and satisfaction with government performance at the national and sub-national levels. PAPI aims to improve the performance of local authorities to meet their citizens’ needs in two ways.

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