“2019 is a special year in CDI’s journey of working for development in Vietnam. It is the critical time before the final year of the current strategy (2015 – 2020). Throughout the year, CDI continued to develop new ideas and implement on-going projects under three programs with the light of its mission and core values.The programs’ results and lessons learnt in this year are inputs for us to review the current strategy and discuss ideas for the new strategy in a changing context.
Despite many challenges during the year, including limited funding resources and shortage of human resources in a certain time, CDI has continued to support the community groups and actively participated in advocacy activities at national level. We are so proud that recommendations from communities and groups we work with have been submitted or channeled to policy-makers, particularly during the process of Labor Code revision in 2018 – 2019. Other recommendations also contributed to the increased transparency of the state budget, which can be seen through the change of Vietnam’s score in the Open Budget Index 2019.
Furthermore, the year 2019 remarks a milestone of CDI with 10 years of partnerships with many local partners in Ha Giang, Son La, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Dong Nai, Dak Nong province and Hanoi and Hai Phong city. For the first time ever, CDI organized a partnership meeting with all local partners to review our joint programs’ results and share the common values and objectives. The stories of changes shared by local partners and community groups have inspired us to continue our development goals.” Ms. Kim Thu Ha – CDI’s Managing Director
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