Within the One UN Plan’s expected output to expand and deepen the public administrative reform process, the project aims to support the Government resolution 53 to accelerate PAR, improve government efficiency and effectiveness.
• M&E system and indicators for PAR designed and piloted.
• PAR Master Programme 2001 - 2010 reviewed and PAR Master Programme 2011 - 2020 oriented.
• New public service delivery models developed and piloted in education, health and culture sectors.
• Support the pilot abolishment of people’s council at district and ward level
• Support the study on improving the role and responsibility of local administrative body head
• Result-based PAR partnership, cooperation and communication strengthened in three dimensions: (a) within government; (b) between government and donor community; and (c) between government and other stakeholders - citizens and private sector.
Public administration reform (PAR) lies at the heart of Viet Nam’s effort to move towards people-centered development as a middle income country. The reforms are vital to ensure the linkage between economic growth and poverty reduction, and for the country’s further integration into regional and international economic systems. The PAR Master Programme (2001 – 2010) presents a holistic and systematic approach to address both urgent and fundamental issues vital to Viet Nam’s development agenda.
After 8 years of the Programme implementation, achievements have been attained in PAR, making considerable changes in the public administration: improving public administration efficiency and effectiveness; reforming administration institutions; making the administrative procedures more simple and transparent; readjusting the function, mandate and organizational structure of public administration agencies so as to make them more appropriate and orderly; improving the relationship between public administration agencies and citizens/enterprises.
However, there still remain irrational issues and challenges in the current public administration system. The PAR Steering Committee’s Report No. 01/2006/BC-BC-CCHC of April 2006 on the review of the implementation of the first phase (2001-2005) of the PAR master programme (2001-2010) recognized that despite its achievements, PAR has been slow in progress, less effective than scheduled and inconsistent. The public administration has been improved yet is far behind economic reform requirements and has become backward compared to modern public administrations. Experience on PAR implementation management has shown a number of issues that significantly reduce the PAR result, such as: i) Lack of strategic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) frameworks that provide consistent, systematic and reliable data on progress made and gaps to be filled; ii) The public service delivery models have not been thoroughly reformed ; iii) Strong quality control of public administration service delivery is lacking; iv) Insufficient and inadequate attention to local government reform issues, especially at the grassroots level [so as to make local governments more effective, efficient and accountable to the people]; and v) Inadequate partnership, cooperation and communication between concerned stakeholders, agencies and individuals at all levels.
In August 2007, the 5th Plenum of the Party Central Committee (the Xth term) issued a Resolution on “Accelerating PAR, improving public effectiveness and efficiency” with 10 core solutions.
In November 2007, the Government adopted the Action Plan (Resolution No. 53/2007/NQ-CP) for the implementation of the above-mentioned Party Resolution with 59 specific tasks. In the implementation of the Government Action Plan, to date, most of the ministries, central agencies and provincial authorities have issued their own PAR Action Plan and put them into effect.
The new project “Strengthening the capacity of Vietnamese Government’s agencies in accelerating and improving PAR efficiency and effectiveness” has been designed to support the Government of Vietnam in addressing a number of issues that closely linked to the Government Decision 53 to accelerate PAR, improve government efficiency and effectiveness.
Delivery in 2011: US808,459 (as of February 17, 2012)
Delivery in 2010: US$779,415 (as of February 17, 2011)
Delivery in 2009: US$331,709.50 (as of January 31, 2010)
Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Han
Programme Officer, UNDP Hanoi
Add: 25-29 Phan Boi Chau, Ha Noi - Vietnam
Tel: (84 4) 942 1495 ext. 286
Fax: (84 4) 942 2267
Mr. Dinh Duy Hoa
National Project Director
Director of Public Administration Reform Dept.
Ministry of Home Affairs
Add: 8 Ton That Thuyet, Hanoi - Vietnam
Tel: (84 4) 3978 0443
Fax: (84 4) 0804 6180
Mr. Le Hung Viet
National Project Manager
Add: Project Office, 37A Nguyen Binh Khiem, Hanoi - Vietnam
Tel: (84 4) 3976 3944
Fax: (84 4) 0804 6180