Vietnam Development Forum (VDF)

  • The Vietnam Development Forum was established in 2004 by the joint research project between the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo and the National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi.
  • The VDF aims to innovate research methodology and dissemination for policy impact. For this purpose, young talented Vietnamese people are mobilized.
  • The VDF bridges the gap between academic research and policy formulation. We build open networks where researchers and policy makers can meet, discuss and help each other.
  • The VDF initiates and coordinates studies on Vietnam's development. We also happily publicize excellent research produced by scholars and organizations outside the VDF.
  • The VDF is an academic unit and not a consulting business. It is financially supported by the Japanese government until 2008.

For more details, please see VDF website.


VDF-Tokyo is a Tokyo-base office.  In addition to support VDF activities from Tokyo, VDF-Tokyo hold a monthly workshop at GRIPS inviting scholars residing in Japan and working on issues related to Vietnam.  The workshop has been receiving much attention in recent years, and especially its annual conference provides networking opportunities with colleagues and scholars nationwide.

For more details, please see VDF-Tokyo website.


VDF-Tokyo Annual Conference REPORT

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