What is 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
- The VDF initiates and
coordinates studies on Vietnam's development. We also happily publicize
excellent research produced by scholars and organizations outside the
- The VDF is an
academic unit and not a consulting business. It is financially supported
by the Japanese government [the 21 Century COE Program] until 2008, and
[Global COE Program] until 2013.