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Transforming Lives

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Pham Ngoc Yen repairs clothes in her shop.

Pham Ngoc Yen’s life in Vietnam’s southern province of Vinh Long was difficult. With her husband’s limited income, the family struggled to pay its expenses, especially after Yen underwent a Caesarean section with her third child that exhausted the family’s savings. To bring in more income, a few months after the birth of her child, Yen returned to her work as a seamstress and dealer of handicraft materials.

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, MPI/CIEM Director talks with the media.

Two years ago, our company struggled with many challenges. It took us at least one week to prepare tax documents, we had to wait many days for our imports to be cleared, and this added high labor costs to our business,” said Vu Kim Giang, an import and export specialist at Garment 10 Corp.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Binh - Faculty of Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy (TUMP) gives a lecture in new redesigned classr

Standing in front of nearly 100 students, Dr. Nguyen Thi Binh of the faculty of the Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy faces a significant challenge—she must convey complex material about obstetrics to third-year general medical students, but the barriers to active learning are significant. She worries that her students will come away from her class with adequate knowledge but limited ability to apply that knowledge in real-life medical situations.

Mrs. Nguyen Minh Thao of MPI/CIEM addresses a consultative workshop.

Vietnam’s textile industry just got some good news that will save companies thousands in fees as well as several days of shipping delays with repeal of a testing regulation.

Mr. Trinh Ngoc Cuong works on the Instant Sup-port System (ISS) to manage and respond to queries from National Assembly Deputies

The work of Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) is most effective when its deputies are well-informed and prepared to participate in active debate. To that end, research staff from the NA library respond to information requests from the assembly’s 500 deputies.