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Public Administration Reform in 5 Provinces

The Public Administration Reform (PAR) Pillar of the GOPA Programme supports reform processes in public administration in the mountainous provinces of Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Dien Bien. The overall goal is to enable the participating provinces to institutionalise and deliver improved public services and administrative reform results that enable more sustainable and equitable socio-economic development. The support modality for the PAR Pillar is highly aligned to government systems, where funds are added to provincial budgets via the State Treasury for the annual PAR work plans.


The technical assistance provided were:

  • Advised the PAR Steering Committees and provincial management on strategic issues that would impact on PAR programme outputs and outcomes

  • Prepared papers on PAR related subjects as requested by the PAR Steering Committees and management

  • Enabled the national consultant team to support the 5 provinces in strengthening planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems, especially the development of PAR output and outcome indicators

  • Introduced and piloted performance management systems in a range of public services covering land use, construction, business licenses, health, justice, and education sectors

  • Undertook training on public management topics for staff and managers as requested by the provinces, including training of trainers

  • Prepared common learning material and good practice for dissemination amongst the participating provinces, including the publications of Experiences and Key Learnings from Performance Management System Pilots in Five GOPA Provinces (GOPA II, 2012-2015), co-author, Labour Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam 2015 and Practices and Key Learnings from PAR Planning and Implementation at the Provincial Level. (GOPA I, 2008-2011), co-author, Hanoi, Vietnam 2013


The GOPA Programme consisting of Phases I and II was supported by DANIDA from 2008 to 2014.

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