National Research & Surveys on Vietnam

To improve awareness of corruption issues in Vietnam, TT has been coordinating the production of a number of TI’s researches and surveys looking at corruption in various sectors in Vietnam.

Anti-corruption in doing business: an assessment from enterprise perspective

 Introduction
This study is part of the project entitled “Promoting the application of international standards on business integrity to enhance international integration and improve business environment in Vietnam”, conducted by the Centre for Social Governance Research (CENSOGOR) – partner of Transparency International in Vietnam, in collaboration with Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), with the support of the Prosperity Fund of the United Kingdom managed by the British Embassy in Hanoi.

The report aims at studying corporate experience in applying and implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures at non-state enterprises registered and currently operating in Vietnam, including FDI enterprises and private enterprises.
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Year of publication2017

Report of study: Analysis of corruption risks for investors in Vietnam

 Introduction
The report of study: analysis of corruption risks for investors in Vietnam was made possible by the financial support of the UK’s South East Asia Prosperity Fund, under framework of the project “Promoting the application of international standards on business integrity to enhance international integration and improve business environment in Vietnam”. The study was implemented by the Centre for Social Governance Research (CENSOGOR) – partner of Transparency International in Vietnam, and Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) with support and contribution from the ASEAN CSR Network from June 2016 to March 2017.

The aim of the Study has been to assess the experiences and mitigation strategies of foreign invested companies in Vietnam in relation to high risk business activities, which may be relevant to or indicative of corruption offences under Vietnamese law and applicable foreign laws.
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Year of publication2017

Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the 30 largest Companies in Vietnam

 Introduction
Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the 30 largest Companies in Vietnam – TRAC Vietnam 2017, was conducted by Towards Transparency (TT) for the first time in 2017.

With the aim to promote the best practices,in line with international standards, and to support companies to better communicate their commitment to anti-corruption and transparency to their stakeholders, the report assesses companies’ disclosure practices on three dimensions: (i) reporting on Anti- corruption programme, (ii) organisational transparency, (iii) country- by- country reporting.

The report assessed 30 largest companies chosen according to the 2015 VNR500 list. Research for this report was conducted from September 2016 to January 2017 by a team of consultants and a researcher from TT.
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Year of publication2017

Vietnam Youth Integrity Survey 2014

  
YIS2014cover_ENYouth Integrity Survey 2014 (YIS 2014) is conducted by Towards Transparency (TT) – the national contact of Transparency International (TI), in collaboration with Centre for Community Development Studies (CECODES) and Centre of Live and Learn for Environment and Community (Live & Learn). It builds on the successful experience of the first edition of the YIS in 2011, comparing key data points across the three years between the two surveys.

In YIS 2014, 1,110 Vietnamese youth (aged 15 – 30) and 432 adults (a control group, aged over 30) were interviewed. The survey aims to study and identify changes (if any) in young people’s understanding of integrity, their concrete experiences and the challenges they face in applying these values in daily life.
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Year of Publication2015

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Global Corruption Barometer 2013

  
Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer is the largest cross-country survey to collect the general public's views and experiences of corruption. Between September 2012 and March 2013, 114.270 people were interviewed for the Barometer in 107 countries and territories.

The Barometer assesses the extent to which key institutions and public services are perceived to be affected by corruption as well as citizen experiences with bribery. It also measures citizens' views on government efforts to fight corruption.

The Barometer also complements national level surveys in Vietnam by identifying regional and global trends and offering cross - country comparisons.
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Year of Publication2013

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Safeguarding the future of REDD+: Vietnam Risk Assessment

  
A research report on “Safeguarding the Future of REDD+: Vietnam risk assessment” was produced by the Transparency International, PAC REDD team and Towards Transparency (TT) which focused on identification of the corruption risks in REDD+ development and implementation.

The report is based on desk research, consultation and interviews carried out by TT between September 2011 and July 2012.

The report is not an assessment of actual corruption cases but rather a risk assessment that diagnoses risks so that they can be proactively addressed before large sums of money begin flowing through REDD+.
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Year of Publication2013

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APEC Public Procurement Standards Report

  
Transparency International - USA, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and Towards Transparency, cooperated to assess Vietnam’s legal and practical implementation of the APEC Standards on Government Procurement.

The project analyzed the Vietnamese legal framework for public procurement and consulted with private sector actors on whether those laws and regulations are implemented in practice and the degree to which the implementation has had an impact on corruption.
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Year of Publication2011
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Education Corruption Form and Effect

  
Stories of corrupt practices in education are regularly reported in the Vietnamese press: from school staff embezzling money intended for poor students to systematic corruption related to improving students’ marks.

Better analysis is clearly needed to enhance understanding on what corruption really means in the education sector. Transparency International, supported by Towards Transparency in Vietnam, has commissioned a study on the Forms and Effects of Corruption on the Education Sector in Vietnam.
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Year of Publication2011
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Healthcare Corruption: Informal Payments

  
Corruption in Vietnam’s health sector is of increasing concern to policy makers and the general public. Informal payments to health workers has become the norm in Vietnam.

Towards Transparency, in collaboration with Transparency International, the Research and Training Centre for Community Development and the Boston University school of Public Health carried out research to better understand the nature, pattern, perception and impact of informal payments in health services in Vietnam.
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Year of Publication2011
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Media Coverage of Coruption

  
The Media plays a critical role in anti - corruption. Through exposing incidences of corruption, monitoring government efforts to combat corruption and providing the public with a forum to discuss corruption, the media serves as an important intermediary to keep people informed and the government accountable.

This study was commissioned by Transparency International (TI) and Towards Transparency (TT) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the British Government in Vietnam. Building on a previous piece of research produced in 2009 by UNDP, this study analyses media coverage of corruption across seven major newspapers from 2006 to 2011
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Year of Publication2011
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UNCAC Survey Report

In support of the Government's self assessment of the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) in Vietnam in 2011
  
The Vietnamese State signed the the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on 10 December 2003, ratified it on 30 June 2009, and became an official party to the Convention on 18 September 2009.

In close consultation with the Government Inspectorate and with the support and cooperation of UNDP, Towards Transparency (TT), has collected and analyzed inputs from selected experts working in a number of domestic universities, research institutes and social organizations to support the Government’s UNCAC self-assessment. This is one of TT’s activities to stimulate broader society’s participation in support of the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to implement the UNCAC.
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Year of Publication2011
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Youth Integrity Survey 2011

  
With over 55% of the population of Vietnam under 30 years old and international experience showing that young people are particularly vulnerable to corruption, it is imperative that youth are targeted in anti - corruption activities.

The Youth Integrity Survey (YIS) studies the beliefs, behaviors and experiences which make up the integrity of Vietnamese youth. YIS pays special attention to corruption issues, covering youth perceptions of and experiences with corruption, and their actions when faced with corruption.
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Year of Publication2011
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Youth Integrity Manual

  
In order to support Project 137 of the Vietnamese Government on the development of education program on anti - corruption for high-schools, colleagues and universities, TT has built a reference manual on anti-corruption for students to use in extra-curriculum activities, to provide information and knowledge for them as well as encouraging them to hold zero tolerance with corruption.

The manual introduces causes and negative effects of corruption as well as international good practices, and suggest a number of anti-corruption activities that students can be engaged in.
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Global Corruption Barometer 2010

  
Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer is the largest cross - country survey to collect the general public’s views on and experiences of corruption. In 2010, the Barometer interviewed more than 91.500 people in 86 countries.

With this report, the Barometer comprehensively captures the corruption situation in urban Vietnam. The report not only compares how perceptions and experiences vary between Vietnam and its regional neighbours, but further analyses how these differ between different categories within the Vietnamese population, such as gender, age, education levels, and regional distribution, providing a better understanding of where the main problems and challenges lie in Vietnam.
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Year of Publication2010

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