Hanoi (VNA) - Australia will add an additional 9.7 million AUD (6.75 million USD) between 2021 and 2025 to its funding of the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) survey, conducted by the UN Development Programme. The new funding comes under a recently-signed co-sponsorship agreement between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and UNDP. Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie affirmed her country’s strong support for Vietnam’s efforts in promoting provincial governance and public administration, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen said Australia’s substantial contribution will help PAPI further boost governance and public administration efficiency in Vietnam. Australia’s sponsorship comes at a time when Vietnam is entering the post-pandemic recovery period, she noted, adding that UNDP will coordinate with partners to assist … [Read more...] about Australia to provide more funding to PAPI survey in Vietnam
Australia vs vietnam under 19
Vietnam scored 73.3 points, with 0 the worst and 100 the best in terms of recovery rating measured by how a country was performing on its path to recovery in comparison to other countries. This, in turn, is based on active cases per population, recoveries per confirmed case, tests conducted per confirmed cases and tests conducted per population. … [Read more...] about Vietnam 13th in global Covid-19 recovery ranking
Australia has been the main donor for PAPI since 2018. Thanks to this support, PAPI has continued to make substantial impact at various levels. All 63 provinces across Vietnam have organized PAPI diagnostic workshops to track how their local government agencies have been doing on governance and public administration. Nearly all provinces have issued resolutions, action plans or directives to directly respond to PAPI findings. More importantly, PAPI helps Vietnam gauge how the country moves towards realizing its commitment to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, especially in the areas of democratic governance and inclusive institutions. … [Read more...] about Australia and UNDP renew partnership on PAPI programme in Vietnam
Experts believe that Vietnam should follow a gradual opening roadmap instead of an immediate opening to protect its great achievements in fighting against Covid-19. However, though economic relations were not shut down, the countries’ application of measures to fight against COVID-19 has hindered production, import/export and travel activities. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam reopen to other economies after COVID-19?
He has no fever and is fully conscious. He has remembered the passwords to his phone and iPad. Mobility is gradually returning to his upper limbs, allowing him to pick up a pen, write on a board and use the phone. Strength is also returning to his lower limbs. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Covid-19 miracle basks in the sun