The Research Center of Management and Sustainable Development (MSD) continued to carry out the survey and publish the Positioning Report on CSO practice in Transparency and Accountability in 2015 and 2016 within the project named “Inspiring CSO culture on transparency and accountability” (Inspiring CSOs) sponsored by Irish Aid, following up with the report on “Positioning of Vietnamese CSOs in Transparency and Accountability practice” published in 2014.
There were 72 organizations times participating in 2015 and 2016 through independent assessment, in which, there were 25 organizations on the survey from June to September 2015 and 43 from May to July 2016. However, among 43 organizations on the survey in 2016, there were 10 assessed in 2015, which are confident with their increased level of Transparency and Accountability after one year. Therefore, in the collection of results 2 years of 2015 and 2016, there were 58 participants. The survey results in 2016 of the 10 mentioned above will be used as the basis for analysis.
This report summarises the results of fieldwork independent assessment and describes the capacity and practice of CSOs in Transparency and Accountability to give readers the full picture of Vietnamese CSOs in Transparency and Accountability culture. The report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of Vietnamese CSOs in general compares the capacity among CSOs and shows the recommendations of CSOs for expected support to enhance Transparency and Accountability culture. Finally, the report team gives some suggestions on the urgent support to continue inspiring the culture of Transparency and Accountability for Vietnamese CSOs.
Compared with the report in 2014, this one is improved in terms of survey methodology, and the scope of the survey is also expanded with more samples. So, it does not show the changes in a fixed number of Vietnamese CSOs.
The report includes the following main parts:
To complete the surveys and create this report, we would like to send our respectful thanks to the members of the independent Evaluation Board, Report Edition Team and 58 participants in 2015 and 2016. We are thankful to Irish Aid for accompanying and supporting MSD to inspire the culture of Transparency and Accountability practice in Vietnam.
On behalf of MSD,
Ms. Nguyen Phuong Linh