Open Government Partnership (OGP)’s principles will help Vietnam to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Hanoi, 18 February 2019. Towards Transparency (TT), the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in Vietnam launched the research report “Open Government Partnership (OGP) can contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Vietnam”. The workshop was co-chaired by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien, Executive Director of Towards…

Concerns abound over special zone’s autonomy: National Assembly

The latest revision of the draft law for special administrative and economic zones absorbed feedback and made changes to several items including planning and organisation of the special zone’s government, according to lawmakers. Most National Assembly deputies agreed the revision was a positive step during yesterday’s meeting to…

Challenges to Vietnam in participating in and complying with OGP’s principles and possibility of overcoming

The article below here includes expert ideas and additional analyses on challenges to Vietnam from participation in and compliance with OGP’s principles. The content is extracted from the Study on the Prospect of Vietnam’s Participation in the Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) which was conducted by Vietnam OGP…

IFC to assist in building smart city

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will help HCM City build a smart city plan IFC vice president for Asia and Pacific Nena Stoiljkovic said this to municipal People’s Committee Vice Chairman Lê Thanh Liêm on April 12. At the meeting in the southern economic hub of Việt Nam,…

Vietnam commended on fight against corruption

Vietnam’s intensified crackdown on corruption has yielded applause twice from the international community in just the past month. The main hall of Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi today was packed with over a thousand government officials, representatives from international organisations, experts, and local and foreign journalists. They came just…

Corruption better controlled: report

The fight against corruption was a rare highlight of the Government’s efforts to improve public administration, as citizens in more than half of the country believed corruption was better controlled in 2017, a report found on Wednesday. According to the 2017 Việt Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration…

Cyber law balances security, information freedom

Dr Mai Liêm Trực, former deputy minister of Post and Communications, talks to the newspaper Nông thôn ngày nay (Countryside Today) about the need to finalise the draft Law on Cyber Security The draft Law on Cyber Security has been revised 14 times, but there are still outstanding…

Limitation in open budget index

Việt Nam is ranked under the global average in the open budget index, especially in terms of public participation. That’s according to the report of Open Budget Survey composed and published by International Budget Partnership (IBP) on Thursday. Việt Nam’s budget transparency (Open Budget Index – OBI) scored…

State audit to inspect BOT traffic projects

Several BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) traffic projects will be on 2018’s audit list, the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV) announced yesterday. Examining a series of BOT traffic projects was among the State Auditor General Hồ Đức Phớc’s audit plan for next year that SAV issued recently. Specifically, the…

National Assembly Standing Committee discusses thrift practice and anti-waste

The National Assembly (NA)’s Standing Committee mulled over a Government report on thrift practice and combating wastefulness at work during its 23rd session on April 12. The report focused on the work outcomes in 2017 related to, among other things, passing new laws, the management of the State budget, the…
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