USAID Vietnam Leads
Duration: 2019 - 2022
Partner: Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics
Prime Contractor: Indiana University
Sub-awardee: Sang Kien Viet Nam
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development
Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, Politburo member and Director of HCMA (left), and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addressed the Local Development Dialogues in 2021
Training courses carried out at HCMA
3 Main objectives of this project
1. Improving the quality of training programs of HCMA for senior provincial government officials with a focus on leadership and governance;
2. Providing policy advice to local governments with an evidence-based policy-making approach through collaboration between international and national scholars and practitioners, and Vietnamese champion provinces; A Provincial Development Forum will be organized for local issues and initiatives to be shared and discussed among experts, policy-makers, and provincial top leaders
3. Strengthening Vietnam-U.S. collaboration; USAID Vietnam Leads serves as the partnership between Indiana University-Bloomington, a leading U.S. educational institution in public affairs, and HCMA, Vietnam’s national center for mid-level and high-ranking government officials; Various professional development activities are deployed, including partnership in training, research and policy advocacy; A Hub for Provincial Leadership and Development will be established and based in HCMA.
An institutionalized strategic partnership to sustain strong ties between Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and American public policy institutions.
Institutionalized new training curricula for senior provincial government officials.
Enhanced capacity of provincial government officials in making and executing new economic and social development plans to support market development, private sector, and trade.