Vietnam Initiative

Vietnam Initiative (VNi) is a global network for research and training in development policy for Vietnam. The core faculty group of VNi is based at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington.


On the research side, we regularly conduct policy analyses requested by the Vietnamese policymakers. These analyses are carried out by our research associates from more than 40 major universities and international institutions across the U.S. and around the world.


On the training side, we have several large programs to prepare outstanding individuals for leadership positions in the Vietnamese Government. Funded by the Vietnamese Government and Indiana University, these programs allow Vietnamese students to study at Master, PhD and executive levels.

Vietnam Initiative's Headquarters
in O'Neill Building, Indiana University Bloomington

A global network of independent scholars, which organizes regular seminars and conferences on Vietnam's development policy.



Founded in 1972, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States, boasting an alumni network of more than 35,000. It currently holds top positions in national and international rankings in research and training.


Prof. Tran Ngoc Anh
Prof. Andreas Hauskrecht
Prof. Kerry Krutilla
Prof. Huynh The Du
Executive Director


Dr. Nguyen Thang
Senior Research Associate
MBA. Lien Pham
Research Fellow
Dr. Dang Duc Dam
Senior Research Associate
BA. Ha Phan
Research Fellow
Dr. Dang Duc Anh
Senior Research Associate
MA. Quyen Nguyen
Research Fellow
Dr. Jay Wysocki
Senior Research Associate
BA. Huyen Bui
Finance & Admin Assistant


Dr. Nguyen Quang Trung
Research Associate
Dr. Truong Minh Huy Vu
Research Associate
MBA. Le Hong Minh
Research Associate
MBA. Duong Van Anh
Research Associate


Vietnam Initiative
Indiana University
1315 East Tenth Street, SPEA 410
Bloomington, IN 47405-170


Ha Noi Office​

Nhat An Building
30D, Kim Ma Thuong, Ba Dinh District, 
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Office
Kova Center
92H Nguyen Huu Canh,
Binh Thanh District
​HCMC, Vietnam

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