European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

Promoting people’s participation and governance in Vietnamese cities through the Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN)

Last update: Dec 5, 2023 Last update: 05 Dec, 2023

Details

Locations: Vietnam
Start Date: Feb 1, 2009
End Date: Nov 30, 2011
Contract value: EUR 784,980
Sectors: Civil Society & NGOs, Democratization, Training Civil Society & NGOs, Democratization, Training
Categories: Grants
Date posted: Dec 5, 2023

Associated funding

Associated experts

Description

Donor: European Union and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Project details:

The overall objectives to which the action shall contribute are

  • increased people’s participation on local level in Vietnam and
  • improved governance and independence of local self-administration in Vietnam.

The specific objective of the action is the strengthening of the capacity of the Association of Cities of Vietnam.

Expected results are:

  • Communication between citizens and city administrations involved in the action and service delivery in these cities have become more transparent and effective;
  • The implementation of the decree on grassroots democracy has improved in the cities involved in the action;
  • Sustainable improvement of people’s involvement in development planning and land use planning in the cities involved in the action;
  • ACVN has been strengthened with regard to the relevance of training services and with regard to its financial sustainability.

The target groups of the action are:

  • The staff and representatives of ACVN as well as national Vietnamese experts ready to cooperate on a continuous basis in consultancy and training programs of ACVN;
  • About 300 experts/civil servants from 30 members of ACVN in charge of development planning,    and-use planning, grassroots democracy realization and good governance – among them at least 50%    women;

About 200 decision makers from members of ACVN and from national institutions.

Activities:

The main project activities will be:

  • Inception Workshop and Management Training
  • Assessment study - including the perception and opinion of the citizens through polls with at least 50% participation of women - in four selected member cities of ACVN on the actual status of people’s participation in local planning and decision making and on good governance in administrative services.
  • Two workshops on findings of the assessment study and reform- and development concepts in the thematic fields of the action.
  • Joint working groups in the 4 thematic fields of the action with experts from ACVN and its members, national Vietnamese experts and international experts on curricula for training of ACVN member’s civil servants.
  • 4 two-weeks training of trainer courses in these fields.
  • Pilot activities in four selected cities on practical implementation in the four thematic fields of the action.
  • Three four-days training courses in each of the four fields with 25 participants each, coming from 30 ACVN member municipalities.
  • Installation and servicing of an interactive Website at ACVN for dialogue and exchange among ACVN members and experts.
  • 4 working groups of ACVN and Vietnamese experts in the 4 thematic fields with yearly reports to be published by ACVN.
  • Consultancy on institutionalization of the training unit at ACVN and on regulations on fees for membership and participation in trainings.
  • Monitoring of the impact of trainings and exchange activities in the thematic fields of the action in 30 municipalities during month 18-27 of the action with recommendations for the last months.

Closing workshop with focus on questions of sustainability and of extension of the results.

Reference — Promoting people’s participation and governance in Vietnamese cities through the Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN) — for Vietnam presented by European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ) (grants), budget is EUR 784980, in Civil Society & NGOs, Democratization, Training sectors. Reference — Promoting people’s participation and governance in Vietnamese cities through the Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN) — for Vietnam presented by European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ) (grants), budget is EUR 784980, in Civil Society & NGOs, Democrati...
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