The PAPI 2017 report highlighted that all provinces have improved on public administrative indicators.

Posted at: WEDnesday - 16/05/2018 12:30 - post name: Cộng tác viên

 
Mr. Pham Van Tan, Vice President and Secretary General of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, said at the launching ceremony.

Mr. Pham Van Tan, Vice President and Secretary General of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, said at the launching ceremony.

On 4 April, in Hanoi, the United Nations Development Program in Viet Nam collaborated with the Center for Development Research and Community Support under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) and the Center for fostering cadres and scientific research, under the Vietnam Fatherland Front has announced the Provincial Public Administration Performance Index in Vietnam in 2017.

This is the largest sociological survey in Vietnam, focusing on the effectiveness of governance, policy implementation, public service delivery based on the assessment and experience of the people, with annual data collection.

In 2017, the PAPI study collected the opinions of more than 14,000 people randomly selected and representing the population of Vietnam. This is a great success of the study, as PAPI provides unprecedented data and information for monitoring the implementation and adjusting local policies.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Mr. Pham Van Tan, Vice President and Secretary General of the VUSTA, highly appreciated the results that PAPI has collected and reflected. PAPI does not aim to criticize local governments, nor does it encourage unhealthy races to increase the score. The PAPI acts as a thermometer to measure substantive changes in local governance effectiveness. And in the years to come, the VUSTA will continue to participate in this study, especially in the field of social consultancy and evaluation to provide important information for the people.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Mr. Kamal Malhotra, United Nations permanent Coordinator and permanent Representative for the UNDP in Viet Nam, said the PAPI 2017 survey showed that the reversal trend in the index of corruption control of public sector is better after a long period of slippage since 2013. People feel and experience better the effectiveness of anti-corruption.

From 2009 to now, the PAPI has collected and reflected the experience of over 103,000 people randomly selected from 63 provinces and cities.

The results of the PAPI 2017 survey showed that among the six measured content indices (people's participation at grassroots level, publicity and transparency, accountability, corruption control of public sector, public administrative procedures and public service delivery), the index of corruption control in the public sector has increased the most. People feel better experience on corruption prevention. Only 17% of respondents said they had to pay bribes on land use certificates, down from 23% in 2016. The percentage of respondents who said they had bribed employees in hospitals at district level decreases from 17% in 2016 to 9% in 2017.

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Mr. Kamal Malhotra, United Nations permanent Coordinator and permanent Representative for the UNDP in Viet Nam

On people's participation at the grassroots level, people show positive trends related to participation in decision-making at the local level. The percentage of residents who acknowledge that new construction projects or renovating public works in the area is monitored by the Community Investment Supervision Boards increased from 21% in 2016 to 34% in 2017. The percentage of people who said that there are two or more candidates to choose  in the election of the village head, village chiefs, street heads also increased from 42% in 2016 to 49% in 2017.

People also said that in general, accountability to the people has improved but not significantly. In 2017, about 25% of respondents said they had met head of village, head of the street when they had the problem, up about 3% compared to 2016.

The results of the PAPI 2017 survey also show that all provinces have improved on public administrative indicators. Overall, people are more satisfied with administrative services in the receiving and returning parts of three of the four administrative procedures measured by PAPI.

Author: HT
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