General introduction

The Center for Development and Integration (CDI) is a Vietnamese non-government, non-profit organization working for the rights of the disadvantaged groups to build a society of equity, solidarity and sustainable development.


The Centre for Development and Integration aims to socio-economic development and good governance to build a society in which the poor, women, men, and children are respected and treated fairly in the context of rapid economic integration in Vietnam and Asia.


To make a contribution to narrowing the social gaps and find solutions to the emerging issues of the society through supporting activities, advocacy and capacity building.

Goal (2015-2020)

To be a capable and prestigious civil society organization that aims towards equitable and sustainable development and shared prosperity through activities to promote and ensure the rights of disadvantaged groups.


Building trust

Development objectives

* To strengthen the accountability and transparency through facilitating active engagement of citizens and society in policy formulation and monitoring
* To make growth more inclusive for disadvantaged groups through research, capacity development, policy formulation, creation of opportunities

Priority programs

* Good Governance
* Labour Rights
* Inclusive Growth

The Board of Founders

Doctor Ngo Huy Liem

With rich experience in many countries like Germany, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Dr. Ngo Huy Liem can contribute a lot to Vietnam's development. With international experience, he has been very active...
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Vu Xuan Dao, MA.

Mrs Vu Xuan Dao held the position of Director at the Center for Development and Integration from 2005 to 2007. She strongly led the Center from her rich experience in consultancy work for many Ministries, international organizations and research institutes...
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Nguyen Thi Tong

From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Tong held the position of Director of CDI. She is also in charge of CDI’s private sector development, labor, trade and corporate social responsibility. Dr. Nguyen Thi Tong has 30-year experience in the industry sector, specializing in the...
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Doan Hong Quang

Dr. Doan Hong Quang is a competent economic researcher. With his tertiary education, obtained in different countries, such as Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Dresden University of Technology, Germany; Master of Economics of Development...
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Hoang Hanh Ly,

Ms. Hoang Hanh Ly gained a Master Degree in Education Management at University of Melbourne in 2003 after a Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Management Development at National University of Singapore. Ms. Hoang gained much experience...
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Ngo Thi Minh Huong,

Ngo Huong gained PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand. T She has the following academic qualifications: Master in Philosophy: Public International Laws - Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (2010), Norway. Master in Philosophy: Human Rights - Faculty of Law...
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Kim Thi Thu Ha, MA.

Managing Director

With sound understanding of development issues related to Education, Women’s rights and Workers’ rights in Vietnam, Mrs. Ha has over 12 years of working experience for government’s projects, international and local NGOs. She joined CDI since 2014 as the Program Manager - Labor Rights Theme Manager and she is now working as the Managing Director. Her experience is recognized in conducting researches on development issues and programme assessments, especially researches on migrant workers in Vietnam. She has edited many training manuals and worked as the trainer/co-trainer of training courses on labor regulations, workers’ rights and life skills for workers. Ha has Master Degree of Linguistic, a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hanoi National University.