The Vietnam National Programme of Action: A decentralization study

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series 2

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  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Evans, Kiri;
    • Rorris, Adam;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1994
  • Pages
    • 28
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 178U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The 1990 World Summit for Children set in motion the development of what were called ‘National Programmes of Action’ in a number of countries. The Vietnamese government has taken its programme a step further than most, having actively encouraged the growth of sub-programmes at the provincial level. This paper examines the then current stage in the country’s experience of this ‘decentralisation’ process; the opportunities it had created and the difficulties hindering its continued progress.


Thematic area

National Development Programmes   / 


decentralization   /  national policies   /  National Programme of Action   /