Collaboration between Cork University Business School (CUBS), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) Vietnam and Vietnam University of Agriculture (VNUA)
In August 2018 Cork University Business School (CUBS) in collaboration with Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) Vietnam and Vietnam University of Agriculture (VNUA) were awarded a €81,582 Irish Aid grant as part of the Vietnam Ireland Bilateral Exchange (VIBE) Programme. Dr Noel Woods, Director of Centre for Policy Studies is the CUBS lead investigator on the project titled ‘Building Capacity in Evaluating Investment Efficiency of Agricultural Project’.
A team from the Centre for Policy Studies, led by Dr Woods, visited Hanoi in January 2019 to evaluate the Vietnamese system of project evaluation and to provide an exchange of expertise to build capacity for Ministry of Planning and Investment staff on economic evaluation. The engagement included a series of seminars and presentations on project evaluation and a provincial site visit.
The main objectives of the project are:
- To develop further cooperation between Vietnam National Agricultural University (VNUA) and University College Cork.
- To develop a better understanding about the agricultural systems in Ireland, agricultural policies especially in attracting enterprise or private company to invest in agriculture, cooperative development, and food security.