Programs

Vietnam Program

Working to strengthen social science research capacity and links to policymaking in Vietnam

Topical Report Workshop II, Hanoi, Vietnam

Credit: Van Tran

The SSRC's Vietnam Program has worked to build social science research capacity in Vietnam since the mid-1980s. We have led studies and strategic assessments of poverty, urbanization, migration, health, youth, rapid social change, and related topics in hopes of spurring evidence-based social policy; awarded over a hundred research grants and fellowships for Vietnam-related research; organized dozens of academic seminars and other kinds of information exchanges with our Vietnamese partners; donated hundreds of publications to Vietnamese research institutions; assisted with the publication of several major bilingual volumes; and developed a network of some three hundred Vietnamese scholars in over sixty institutions throughout the country. Currently, we are doing a multiphase project for Atlantic Philanthropies evaluating their Viet Nam Population Health Programme.
Program Director
Mary B. McDonnell
Associate Director
Van Tran
Vietnam Representative
Nina McCoy