Vietnam, RoK share experience in public sector reform

A high-level seminar on the reform of public sector, theme of the second-year research between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (KOICA), took place in Hanoi on October 20, as part of the Development Experience Exchange Programme (DEEP) for the Vision of Vietnam.

Co-hosted by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA), Yonsei University of the Republic of Korea, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the event was meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties and the eighth anniversary of the bilateral strategic partnership. 

The DEEP project was approved by the two governments and funded by the KOICA. The theme of the first-year research is the development of high-level human resources while theme of the third year is refining Vietnam’s market economy mechanisms.

Speaking at the event, HCMA President cum Director of the project Nguyen Xuan Thang said the seminar takes place at a time when the Vietnamese Party and State are stepping up institutional reform, particularly following the sixth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee.

Recently, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has issued two resolutions on renewing apparatus of the political system towards streamlined operations and improving operating efficiency of public administrative units, he said. 

He expressed his wish that scientists and policymakers will actively discuss effective measures to complete the report on public sector reform to improve State governance capacity and sustainable development of Vietnam. 

Director General for Development Cooperation of the RoK’s Foreign Ministry Jeong Jin-kyu said the RoK highly appreciates contents of the report on public sector reform, which he said, will help improve trade between Vietnam and partners. 

The RoK will continue working closely with Vietnam to devise long-term orientations to bilateral coordination based on the outcomes of the project, he said. 

Participants gave opinions on how to apply research outcomes of the DEEP project during its first and second years in Vietnam; along with reform of institutions and administrative procedures, human resources and public spending management.
VNA

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