- To increase gender sensitive policy formulation and implementation.
- To inform national policy formulation, implementation and monitoring through a strengthened gender database, qualitative and quantitative research, and analysis.
- To increase gender awareness of target officials.
- Increased gender awareness and communication skills of first-time women candidates for the National Assembly elections.
- Data from training needs assessment of women’s committees analysed.
- Improved gender-related knowledge of target group.
- Publication and launch of Gender Mainstream Guidelines in National Policy Formulation and Implementation
- Publication of Gender Mainstreaming Training Facilitation Manual
- Report of research on Emerging Gender Equality Issues relating to Economic Integration.
- Gender sensitive curriculum of HCM Political Academy ,National Academy for Public Administration, Youth Union, and Viet Nam Women’s Union cadre school.
This project supports the Government of Viet Nam in implementing the National Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women by 2005.
It aims to develop guidelines to integrate gender-related issues into decision-making (also called gender mainstreaming) as well as strengthen the advisory capacity of the NCFAW, elected national and local bodies, key ministries and local government agencies.
The problems the project addresses are:
- Limited awareness, understanding, and capacity of the Government to bring gender issues into broad policy formulation;
- Limited capacity of the National Machinery for the Advancement of Women to promote women’s issues throughout the Government; and
- Limited motivation for policy makers and administrators to actively participate in such a process.
Gender advisers have been appointed in each of the key ministries and will undertake workshops, along with members of the NCFAW.
The workshops aim to:
- Improve their gender-related knowledge and gender mainstreaming skills.
- Strengthen research abilities and application of gender mainstreaming guidelines in their workplaces.
The project has provided technical expertise to the Government’s Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy to integrate gender equality issues into the final document. Additional expertise will be provided with the help of the Royal Netherlands Embassy to ensure the strategy’s implementation is gender sensitive.
The project is also promoting collaboration among Government agencies and donors through the Gender Action Partnership which is aimed at achieving a comprehensive support strategy for the Second Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women and avoiding fragmentation and overlapping.
To analyse the different impacts of development initiatives on women and men, and boys and girls, the project is providing technical advice to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, to be used in its National Overseas Development Assistance Monitoring and Evaluation System.