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ISOS – MOHA DELEGATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY VISIT IN FRANCE

During 22 – 27 May 2018, up on the invitation of the French Embassy in Vietnam, as permitted by the Leader of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Institute for State Organizational Sciences (ISOS) of the Ministry of Home Affairs sent a delegation for a study visit on organizational performance and public policy in in France. The Delegation comprised of 04 researcher, headed by Dr. Ta Ngoc Hai, the ISOS Vice Director General.

In France, together with the representative of the Ministry of Interior of France, the ISOS Delegation has visited and conducted series of meetings with 6 partner organizations, including the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE), the General Inspectorate on Administration (Inspection générale de l'administration - IGA), Provincial Council of Val-de-Marne, Inter-ministerial Agency on Public Administration Reform (DITP), the General Agency on Economic and Financial Control (CGEF) and the Committee on Evaluation and control of public policies of the National Assembly of the France (CEC). The meetings focused on introducing and analysing the system of organizations and agencies responsible for evaluation of public policies, decentralizing the duties of public policy evaluation, examining a sample of specific public policy, personnels for conducting public policy evaluation in France.

In reviewing evaluation practices of the French executive organizations, the ISOS Delegation has worked with the IGA, the audit agency under the direct control of the Ministry of Interior of France. It is responsible for superivising, examining and evaluating the regular performance across ministries in the Government. Besides, the Delegation also discussed with senior experts in Inter-ministerial Agency on Public Administration Reform (DITP), the General Agency on Economic and Financial Control (CGEF), the two agencies under the direct control of the President regarding public policy evaluation. While the DITP is responsible for appraising public policy in administrative perspective, the CGEF concerns more with economic and financial aspect of the policies.

In reviewing evaluation practices of the French legislative organizations, the Delegation has come to visit and worked with the representative of the Committee for Evaluation and Control Public policies of the French National Assembly on the criteria and process of public policies in France.

Investigating evaluation from the angle of civil society, the Delegation has worked with the Economic, Envinronmental and Social Council (CESE). The Council represents the civil society in France. It gathers representatives from socio-economuc trade organizations, insureance companies, employees, trade unions and associations.

Concurrently, the Delegation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of France, has met with the Council of the province Val-de-Marne and learned from the experiences on implementation of public policy evaluation in the province. As revealed from the current practices of the Council, evaluation could be performed by the external assessment organization or by the Council themselves. And the evaluation of the public policy in the province is conducted through order-based mechanism.

Together with working sessions, the Delegation also visited the ENA – the National Administrative School of France.

The study visit in France of the ISOS not only reflected the close partnership between the ISOS-MOHA Vietnam with the French Embassy in Vietnam but also brought back valuable experience contributing to enhance theoretically and practically the policy-making quality for the Ministry of Home Affairs./.

Below are several activities of the ISOS Delegation during study visit in France in May 2018

Delegation in ceremonial photo with representatives from the Economic, Environmental and Social Council and the Department of International Cooperation of Ministry of Interior of France


In the working session with General Inspectorate on Administration at the headquater of the Ministry of Interior of France


ISOS Delegation with high-ranked senior experts of
the Ministry of Interior of France


A working session between ISOS and  
General Agency on Economic and Financial Control (CGEF)


A working session between ISOS and  
Inter-ministerial Agency on Public Administration Reform (DITP)


ISOS Delegation and representatives of the Committee on Evaluation and control of public policies of the National Assembly of the France (CEC).


ISOS Delegation working with the Council of the province of Val-de-Marne


ISOS Delegation visit the National Administrative School of France - ENA

News, photos by Nguyen Thi Quynh Giang

Translated by ISF/QG