Implementing cooperation activities between the Government of Vietnam and the German International Cooperation Organization GIZ, within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals component of the Macroeconomic Reform and Green Growth Program, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has collaborated with GIZ to conduct two research topics on Public Investment Allocation and Mobilization of Private Investment Resources for Higher Education Development in Vietnam.
A consultation workshop to collect comments on the above drafts was held at Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi – Mgallery. The workshop had attendance of Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment (DSENRE), Ministry of Planning and Investment, the project’s expert team including international expert Paul Penfold, Dr. Hoang Thi Thuy Nguyet, Dr. Pham Hung Hiep and nearly 30 delegates and experts from state agencies, associations, universities and educational organizations. Expert Paul Penfold joined the workshop from Thailand.
The experts presented two studies:
– Study No. 1: Proposal of a new approach to budget allocation for higher education development in Viet Nam with two parts:
+ Analysis of the legal framework and practical implementation in Viet Nam by Dr. Hoang Thi Thuy Nguyet
+ International experience in budget allocation for higher education development by International Consultant Paul Penfold
– Study No. 2: Proposal of ways forward to promote private investment for higher education development in Viet Nam, with two parts:
+ Analysis of the legal framework and practical implementation in Viet Nam by Dr. Pham Hung Hiep
+ International experience in promoting private investment in higher education development by Consultant Paul Penfold
At the workshop, the project team focused on analyzing the legal frameworks, practical implementation of budget allocation, proposing directions to promote private investment for the development of higher education in Vietnam as well as share relevant international experiences.
Contributing to the completion of researches were experts in the field of education in Vietnam. The peer review team included Mr. Dinh Minh Tung, Deputy Director of Financial Planning Department of Ministry of Education and Training; Dr. Dao Thanh Truong, Vice President of University of Science, Society and Humanities; Dr. Nguyen Van Quang, Dean of the Faculty of International Cooperation of Hanoi Law University contributed ideas; Mr. Nguyen Trung Hai, University of Labor and Social Affairs; Dr. Le Viet Khuyen, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Association of Universities and Colleges; Mr. Dam Quang Minh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phu Xuan University.
The participants gave insightful feedback to the reports so that the expert group could have more input data to complete the researches for submission to the government in the near future.