Increasing public participation through awareness raising activities : a case study in Trao reef marine reserve, Vietnam

Abstract: This paper focuses on stakeholder participation in the community-based management of Trao Reef, Vietnam. The high level of environmental awareness of the local community contributed to the success of the project, harmonizing the socio-economic benefits of the local community and nature conservation. Author(s): Hang Thi Minh Tran; Loke Ming Chou; Hue Thu Nguyen Source(s):…

Patient satisfaction with HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the decentralization of services delivery in Vietnam

Abstract: HIV/AIDS care and treatment across levels of health service administration in Vietnam can be improved by capacity building, integrative service delivery, engagements of family members in treatment supports, and additional attention and comprehensive care for HIV-infected drug users. Author(s): Tran, Bach Xuan; Nguyen, Nhung Phuong Thi Source(s): , PLoS one; vol. 7, issue 10…

The roles of civil society organizations in enhancing grassroots democracy in Vietnam : a research paper

Abstract: The role of civil society in enhancing grassroots democracy in Vietnam is assessed. Grassroots democracy and civil society in Vietnam have little autonomy in the sense that they are still under the state’s control and monitoring. Author(s): Nguyen Huyen Thuy Nhien Source(s): , 59 p., ill. Published: 2012 Erasmus [university Rotterdam]. International institute of…

Reinventing rural development in Vietnam : discursive constructions of grassroots democracy during the renovation reform

Abstract: This paper examines the impacts and interpretations of the Grassroots Democracy Decree (GDD) among rural development professionals. Three discourses prevail: liberalist democratization, improved efficiency in state renovation, and enhanced accountability in governing local policy ambiguities. Author(s): Larsen, Rasmus Klocker Source(s): , Asia Pacific viewpoint; vol. 52, no. 3 p. 316-332 Asia Pacific viewpoint vol.…

Titling against grabbing? : critiques and conundrums around land formalisation in southeast Asia : paper

Abstract: This paper draws on land titling experience in several South-East Asian countries to illustrate some of the problems and the ways in which land titling is understood by different actors vis-a-vis issues of security of tenure. Author(s): Hirsch, Philip Source(s): , 17 p. Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR). International institute of social studies…

Assessing land reform approaches to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged (SED) people

Abstract: The impact of land reform on socially and economically disadvantaged (SED) people was examined, using the case of redistributive land reform in Nepal and the case of land consolidation in Vietnam. In both cases, the approach was top-down, without due regard for participation, equality, and support. Author(s): Prasad Bhatta, Ganesh Source(s): , xiii, 116…

Local governments and disaster risk reduction : good practices and lessons learned : a contribution to the Making cities resilient campaign

Abstract: Good practices and lessons learned by local governments in disaster risk reduction were compiled to showcase the essential roles played by local and regional authorities in addressing disaster risks at sub-national and local levels, but also the challenges and constraints to scale-up these efforts. Author(s): Source(s): , xiii, 69 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Mobilizing rural institutions : a comparative study of rural institutions for improving governance and development : Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Yemen

Abstract: The role of local institutions in improving governance and livelihoods for more marginal and disadvantaged populations, was studied in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India (Orissa), Vietnam, and Yemen. The focus was on: agricultural services; natural resource management; and local governance. Author(s): Agrawal, Arun; Perrin, Nicolas Source(s): , Social development papers; 114 viii, 80 p., ill., tabs…