Vietnam

Briefing paper

Inclusive policy-working with minority ethnic young people for Decent Work

Young people are one of the most significant assets in policy-making. They contribute insight from the perspective of those affected by a policy or policy change, and as our future community and business leaders. This briefing outlines how the creative, participatory method of appreciative inquiry...
Report

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province: a vanguard for advancing the Australia-Vietnam economic relationship

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (BVRT) province is an emerging economic hub in Vietnam, with new developments in infrastructure that make it a competitive destination for Australian investment. This report suggests that Western Australia in particular has a unique opportunity to boost ties, having signed a memorandum...
Report

Findings from a research study on the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence against women in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted nationwide social-distancing measures in Vietnam, isolating more than 95 million people inside their homes and as a result, domestic violence increased. In this study, 303 female participants shared their experiences of family violence during COVID-19.
Journal article

Corporate social responsibility: findings from the Vietnamese paint industry

In contemporary society, customers tend to spend money on goods and services they trust not only in terms of their quality but also because of their ethical production standards; therefore, thanks to integrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into business activities, a company can ensure that...
Report

The testing ground: China’s rising influence in Southeast Asia and regional responses

This paper examines China’s foreign policy toward Southeast Asia in the context of its neighborhood diplomacy more broadly. The paper also discusses China’s relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and individual Southeast Asian countries, focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam.
Report

The Mekong Delta: land subsidence threatens Vietnam’s “food basket”

Vietnam has ambitions to become a high-income country by 2035, but that goal will be difficult to achieve unless it becomes more resource efficient and adapts to the changes that are expected to occur in the Mekong River.
Report

Exit from aid: an analysis of country experiences

This report looks systematically at the impact on development financing of countries’ transition from low- to middle-income status. It includes eight case studies: Egypt, Ghana, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Report

The US-Vietnam economic relationship: why Beijing is watching

This paper argues that the enhanced US-Vietnam economic ties reflect the fact that Washington has begun to recognise Vietnam’s economic potential and geopolitical significance.
Report

Made in poverty: the true price of fashion

The women who make our clothes are entrenched in a cycle of poverty — because big Australian brands allow poverty wages.
Report

Energy efficiency in buildings – Vietnam

In the past two decades, Vietnam has been experiencing rapid economic growth, with GDP growing by 6.8 percent in 2017. Economic growth has resulted in significant improvement in the quality of the people’s lives and poverty reduction. In 2015, Vietnam became a net energy importer...
Report

Unprincipled: Banks violate equator principles in financing Vietnamese coal-fired power stations

Market Forces, working with Vietnamese community organisations and other international NGOs, has found that equator principles (EP) signatory banks are violating those principles in their involvement in syndicates funding five Vietnamese coal-fired power stations. In doing so, they are failing the people that the principles...
Journal article

The international implications of national and local coordination on building energy codes: case studies in six cities

Building energy efficiency is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact, 55 countries have included building energy efficiency in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. This research uses building energy code implementation in six cities across different continents...
Report

Vietnam as a G20 country: Towards an Australia-Vietnam economic partnership

This edition explores Vietnam's economic growth since its Doi Moi reforms started in 1986. The story of Vietnam’s domestic economic transformation since the end of the Vietnam War and Australia’s early role in that transformation sets a strong precedent upon which an economic partnership can...
Report

The missing middle: a political economy of economic restructuring in Vietnam

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.
Guide

How to partner for development research

This guide is a practical resource to guide Australian-based researchers and international development organisations, particularly Australian-based NGOs (ANGOs). The guide seeks to support good practice for research partnerships in order to generate evidence to influence policy and practice in the international development sector.
Report

US–Vietnam relations under President Trump

Under President Obama, the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam flourished. Despite some misgivings about the future direction of US policy in the region under President Trump, Hanoi is working hard to ensure that the relationship continues to expand.
Commentary

Danger ahead for Australia as Asia's long peace ends

The real prospect of conflict between North Korea and the US and its allies underscores the recent deterioration in Australia’s security environment, writes Alan Dupont.
Report

Preventing significant cognitive delay in young children in low and middle income countries by ensuring that every child receives adequate stimulation at home: estimating effects in six Asian countries

250 million children under the age of 5 years who live in low-income or middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Significant cognitive delay in early childhood is associated with low ‘school readiness’, poor educational attainment, unemployment, social exclusion, poor health...
Conference paper

Pilot monitoring of ultrafine particle number concentrations in some households in Hanoi

Purpose / Context - Epidemiological studies have consistently shown that fine and course airborne particles (PM2.5 and PM10), as well as ultrafine (UF) particles measured in terms of particle number (PN) concentrations, are toxic to human health. A number of studies on particle concentrations in...
Conference paper

A road map to building material testing and rating in developing countries

Most large developing countries have a building energy code or other building efficiency policies. However, testing and rating systems to assess the energy performance of building materials often lag behind these codes and policies. Building materials play a key role in setting the energy footprint...