Commune-driven development in Vietnam_Stronger local public institutions to reduce poverty. Reflection Paper n°004 - November 2015 | Enabel's knowledge building series
The PORIS project (Poverty Reduction through Institutional Strengthening, 2009-2014) aimed at institutionalising commune-driven development in the framework of the Vietnamese Socio-Economic Development Plan. PORIS targeted decentralised government structures at Nghe An Province level, Quy Chau District level and Quy Chau's Communes. Its objective was to contribute to a stronger public administration to manage pro-poor growth, poverty reduction and socio-economic development. The PORIS project proved that with adequate technical and political support, communes can efficiently deliver local services addressing the needs of the citizens. Commune-driven development is effective because it boosts local contributions and facilitates local development initiatives. It also paves the way for increased transparency and accountability.