Vietnam’s leadership has laid out a challenge to itself and the nation to advance to middle income status by 2035. Achieving this goal will require government, business, and citizens to meaningfully transform political, economic, and social institutions to meet the challenges of globalized markets, mitigate climate, environment and health risks, and respond to the rising expectations of an emerging middle class. Our office in Hanoi is supporting these efforts with programs that promote effective governance and informed policy making; improve the quality and inclusiveness of economic growth; address environmental and climate change challenges; and create opportunities and strengthen protections for women and vulnerable groups.

Michael DiGregorio,
Country Representative

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The Asia Foundation – Vietnam

#10-03 Prime Centre
53 Quang Trung Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: + 84 (4) 3943-3263



Workshop on Women’s Political Participation

The Asia Foundation and the Vietnam Women’s Union held a workshop on empowering women to participate in the political process across the Asia-Pacific region. More than 70 Representatives from the National Assembly of Vietnam, relevant government agencies, political party, international organizations, gender-focused organizations and researchers from Vietnam and other countries in the Asia-Pacific gathered in Hanoi to discuss initiatives and solutions to encourage more women to work in politics and political governing bodies.

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