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Vacancy for a RESEARCHER and SENIOR RESEARCHER at Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN)

Vacancy for a RESEARCHER and SENIOR RESEARCHER at Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN) Established in 2005 as an independent research organization, DEPOCEN has gained its reputation among the development and research community in Vietnam for its high quality work in a wide range of research topics and development areas

Final Evaluation of the Project Integration of Gender Equality in Decent Work Legislation and policies in Vietnam

The Project Integration of Gender Equality in Decent Work Legislation and policies in Vietnam was a three-year ODA project implemented by Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and funded by Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) from 2013 to 2015. The  Project aims to integrate  gender  equality  into development and implementation of decent  work legislation, policies and programmes and support the implementation  of  strategic  priorities  in  the  Socio  Economic  Development  Plan  of  Vietnam towards 2020 and the international commitments in labor and social affairs that Vietnam participates in

End line evaluation on Local Rights Programme in Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province (LRP14)

Client and mission: Action Aid Vietnam is one of the first and active international non-governmental organizations in field of poverty reduction in Vietnam. To support Tam Duong district in socio-economic development and poverty alleviation, in 2006, AAV, together with Lai Chau's Provincial People's Committee, implemented the Local Rights Programme 14 – LRP14. This project is implemented within the global poverty reduction strategy initiated by ActionAid International (AAI) in 2000. Five communes in Tam Duong district Ho Thau, Ban Bo, Na Tam, Binh Lu and Son Binh were selected for project implementation

Migration and Production Sharing in East Asia: The case of Vietnam

Background and research objectives: In the context of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it is expect that the freer flow of skilled labor, services, investment and goods will hasten economic growth as well as generate job creations and recuperate productivity

Training on assessment tools for social audit

  From May 13 to May 16, Development and Policies Reseach Center (DEPOCEN) and the Solutions for Development Spaces Center (SDS) held a training course on social audit tools, and assessment services for administration - called ATSA. 1. Objectives and expected results of the training The main objective of the training is to enrich the participants with knowledge and basic understanding on economic, politics, methods and skills on using the tools in participatory monitoring public expenditure and assessing the quality of public services

Behavior Study on HIV/HCV Prevention Behaviors among PWID

Background Population Services International (PSI) is a global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. In late 2012, based on qualitative and market-based evidence regarding the need for expanded access to low dead space syringes (LDSS) among people who inject drugs (PWID)—PSI launched the world’s first LDSS social marketing intervention in Vietnam

UNFPA’s piloted community-based model on care for older persons in Vietnam: Many remarkable results after two years of implementation

Client and mission: In the project on "Prevention, combat against domestic violence, control of gender imbalance at birth (GIAB), and health care for the elderly" funded by UNFPA in Hai Duong Province and Ben Tre Province, Intergeneration Self-Help Club (ISHC) model was created and piloted with the aim of taking care of the elderly and promoting their roles by relying on the community

Workshop on "Social Assistance Policy Reform for Older Persons"

On December 18, 2015, the Department of Social Protection (DSP) – Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) coordinating with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized the Workshop on "Social Assistance Policy Reform for Older Persons". The workshop aimed at consulting the experts on "The Project on Social Assistance Policy Reform in the period 2016-2030" and pension policies for the elderly

Experience is the most important criterion for enterprises in recruiting employees

The recent report Labour market transitions of young women and men in Viet Nam shows that over two third (about 66%) of enterprises reported that working experience is the most important criterion in recruiting their employees. The Report prepared by DEPOCEN team based on the outcomes of the recent School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) and the Labour Demand Enterprise Survey run together with the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project
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