Impact Series: PAPI

Next Story

Impact Series: UNDP Vietnam

In our ongoing effort to empower the underserved, VietnamAdivsors would like to highlight non-profits doing amazing work in Vietnam. We hope you will take the time to follow the links to the non-profit homepage to better understand what they do. If their mission resonates with you, we certainly hope your generosity will be a resource to them and their continual mission.

VietnamAdvisors thanks you in advance for your support.

Hearing citizen voices helps improve local government functioning. That is the essence of PAPI, the Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index.

PAPI is a policy monitoring tool that reflects user experiences with governance, public administration, and public service delivery in Viet Nam. PAPI aims to generate information that can improve the performance of local authorities in meeting their citizens’ needs by:
(i) creating constructive competition and promoting learning among local authorities
(ii) enabling citizens to benchmark their local government’s performance and advocate for improvement

At the April, 2017 PAPI meeting in Hanoi, in response to the question about what citizens believe are the most important issues facing the country, poverty and hunger remained the top issue. However, 2016 witnessed a 10% increase compared to 2015 in the number of respondents saying the environment represented the issue of greatest concern. This is likely related to the widespread reporting of the fish death crisis in the Central Coast from April 2016 onwards, though the survey also reveals concerns about increasing air and water pollution in many parts of the country. More than 67% of surveyed citizens reported that water quality has deteriorated in the past three years, and 36% reported a decline in air quality. Jobs and employment, economic growth, the East Sea dispute, corruption, and roads were also identified as important issues.

Since 2009, as many as 103,059 citizens across Viet Nam have engaged in face-to-face interviews to inform PAPI with their valuable feedback on issues important to their communities.

PAPI Index results are derived from continued partnerships between the Centre for Community Support and Development Studies (CECODES), the Centre for Research and Training of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF-CRT), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

For reports and data, see www.papi.org.vn.

More From the Author

  • How Kiva.org is changing lives
  • US-based Private Equity firm to establish real estate investment fund in Vietnam
  • Hanoi to host International Real Estate Conference
  • Tourists flocking to Vietnam’s idyllic sand sculpture park
  • First Solar Power Purchase Contract in Vietnam is Signed
  • FutureDocs Abroad Meet in Hue, Vietnam
  • HOSE releases updates for VN30 basket
  • Super Foods are Replacing Rice
  • Vietnam Students Win 3rd Place at Intel Competition
  • Pacific Horizon Pictures Slates Vietnam Film with ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Producer Ivanhoe
  • Vietnamese parents spend 10 hours a week helping with homework
  • The Zest of Life in Vietnam
  • Vietnamese fashion designer in global demand
  • Hanoi stadium to get $307 million upgrade
  • Uber Sells Southeast Asian Operations to Grab
  • US Trade & Investment Remains Strong in Vietnam
  • Blockchain technology quickly improving export business
  • No-Frills Capsule Hotels Filled with Busy Travelers
  • Film Premiere: Go-Go Sisters
  • Vietnamese photographers win 9 top honors at VAPA
  • Leave a Reply

    Subscribe Today

    We will send directly to your inbox the latest Vietnam investment commentaries, travel tips and "in the know" tidbits! 
    Join the Vietnamese IN CROWD!
    First Name
    Email address