Introduction: In the context of the VASS-ISS project research has been carried out that is relevant for the project‟s core concern of capacity building for local governance and that is to feed into the training workshops provided under the project. The present document is a report on research carried out into the broader context of local governance in Vietnam. It focuses on the efforts under way to decentralise tasks and funds from the national Government in Hanoi to provincial and lower level governments - initiated by the state -, as well as the corresponding – and more people focused - trends to allow more scope for people‟s participation in planning and implementing local level policy. ...
ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

de Wit, J. (2007). Decentralisation, Local Governance and Community Participation in Vietnam (Research Reports of the VASS/ISS Capacity Building Project). ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development. Retrieved from