Institute for Vietnam Initiatives
Regarding research and consulting, IVI regularly conducts policy analysis and policy advisory at the request of policy-making agencies in Vietnam. These agencies include ministerial-level agencies such as the Government Office, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Health and local governments; and foreign bodies such as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the World Bank, Oxfam, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In terms of training, IVI has programs to foster and improve the capacity of potential cadres to prepare for leadership positions in Vietnam. The USAID Vietnam Leads project was a project of IVI in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Indiana University, and USAID. Our latest project is the USAID Partnership for Higher Education Reform (PHER), which features partners such as the Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam National University HCMC, Danang University, and Indiana University.