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USAID Vietnam Leads

Duration: 2019 - 2022

Partner: Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics 

Prime Contractor: Indiana University

Sub-awardee: Sang Kien Viet Nam

Donor: United States Agency for International Development

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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.

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