Journal article

Corporate social responsibility: gindings 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...
Journal article

A new decision making model based on the made in Vietnam lean management philosophy

The main purposes of this research are to develop a new scientific decision making model based on the Made in Vietnam lean management philosophy, that has been developed and applied successfully at over 200 enterprises in Vietnam in order to support these enterprises in their...
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.
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...
Journal article

The Water Governance Reform Framework: overview and applications to Australia, Mexico, Tanzania, U.S.A and Vietnam

This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.
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.