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Several issues on keep renovating the organizational structure and operation of urban government
The Law on Organization of Local Government adopted by the National Assembly at its ninth session, at the XIII National Assembly, concretized the provisions of the Constitution of 2013 on local government, proclaimed initially distinction on the organizational structure, tasks and powers of local governments at all levels, which are suitable to the characteristics of rural, urban, islands and special administrative-economic units.
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Organizational studies for State apparatus construction and civil servant development during 1990-2015
Organizational studies for State apparatus construction and civil servant development during 1990-2015 Over twenty-five years, scientific studies, especially the organizational sciences, have supported the Party and the State theoretically and practically in their policy-making and legislation construction, regarding state apparatus, cadres, civil servants and public employees. These are essentially important functions, duties and operational fields of the Ministry of Home Affairs, and of various organizations and agencies operating on state organization field in ministries, sectors and the Cent...
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Civil Servant Recruitment in Vietnam
 Civil Servant Recruitment in Vietnam A good contingent of civil servants including ones who are qualified in profession, competent in management and exemplary in morality, serious and dedicated in civil service is the desire of almost civil services in countries in the world. Without them, state disciplines would be loosened, society would become disordered and state would confront difficulties in performing its management functions over socio-economic issues.
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MOHA’s roles in the State Administrative Reform process
MOHA’s roles in the State Administrative Reform process 1. Political - legal basis of state apparatus reforms with central focus on public administration reforms In 1986, the National Reform was officially launched by the 6 th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (the Party). This was a revolutionary decision, from awareness to action, in transformation of centrally planned economy into a socialist-oriented market economy. That remarked a historically significant transformation step, in which the Party and State overcame themselves, formulated...
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INSTITUTE OF STATE ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES – 25 YEARS OF FOUNDATION AND DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTE OF STATE ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES  – 25 YEARS OF FOUNDATION AND DEVELOPMENT I. THE FOUNDATION AND DEVELOPMENT Since 1986, Vietnam has begun its national comprehensive reforms, of which initial successes contributed crucially to lead the country out of serious socio-economic crisis, which might have threatened the survival of the regime. As an advisory body of the Party and the State on the organization of the state apparatus and personnel, the The Organization - Personnel Committee of the Government (which is currently the Ministry of Home Affairs) soon got aware of th...
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Current issues in administrative boundary adjustments in Vietnam
Current issues in administrative boundary adjustments in Vietnam Administrative territorial arrangement is part of the state administrative structure, reflecting the delegation of powers between the central government and its subordinate local territorial communities; and it is an essentialissue for each country. Vietnam is a unitary state with a four-tier government, including national, provincial (provinces and cities directly under the central government), district (districts, towns and provincial cities), and communal levels (communes, wards and townlets...
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Experiences in implementation of administrative procedure reforms
Experiences in implementation of administrative procedure reforms The idea of public administrative reform (PAR) in our country, which originated from the administrative procedure reform, was first time ever denoted in the Resolution No. 38/CP dated 04 May 1994 by the Government on reforming one step of administrative procedures in solving work of citizens and organizations. At that time, reforming the state administration, a synchronous system, received adequate cares and became a big policy of the Party and of the State.
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Organisational Structure Reform for a Better Governance in Vietnam
Organisational Structure Reform for a Better Governance in Vietnam 1. Introduction of Administration: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam occupies the eastern and southern part of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia, with the South China Sea along its entire coast. China is to the north and Laos and Cambodia are to the west. Hanoi is capital city of Vietnam. Mainland Territory: 331,211.6 sq. km. Population: 90 million inhabitants (2013)
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Renovation in evaluation of cadres and civil servants in Hanoi
Renovation in evaluation of cadres and civil servants in Hanoi Management of cadres and civil servants (CCS) covers various contents, in which evaluation of cadres and civil servants (hereafter called CCS evaluation) is considered a difficult and sensible step. Understandably, it does not only affect all the other steps but also holds a decisive meaning in acquisition, selection, training, fostering, placement, utilization, recommending, rewarding, applying disciplines and regimes, policies to cadres and civil servants. Concurrently, CCS evaluation favours...
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International Experiences
Seminar with French experts on “Regulations and status-quo on decentralization of state management in Vietnam at present”
Seminar with French experts on “Regulations and status-quo on decentralization of state management in Vietnam at present” In the morning of 25 September, 2018, a seminar was held by the Institute for State Organizational Sciences (ISOS) with the experts from French Embassy in Vietnam on the topic "Regulations and status-quo on decentralization of state management in Vietnam at present" at the Headquarter of the Ministry of the Home Affairs.
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Administrative Reforms under New Public Management Doctrine in Japan and Some ASEAN Countries
Administrative Reforms under New Public Management Doctrine in Japan and Some ASEAN Countries 1. Background At the end of the twentieth century, administrative reforms became a popular trend not only in developed countries but also in developing countries. In Western democracies, the main theme, which was in vogue in the 1980s, of administrative reforms was "small government, big society". In the decade of 90s, ideological impetus for reform was slightly changed with the slogan "reinventing government" (Osborne and Gaebler). Not just giving a strong hit to bureaucracy, leaders who advoc...
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PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE Theory in brief and a case-study in Australian civil service
PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE Theory in brief and a case-study in Australian civil service Quality governance processes are essential for agencies to operate effectively. The evaluation of “good” governance is important not only for an agency but also for a state civil service. This is the clue for donors and reformers to base on when assessing the impact of policies and determining future development projects. Moreover, “good” governance evaluations are the factor determining the investment climate of a sector or country. A research paper of United Nation found that aid flows have g...
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Enhancing Civil Service’s Transparency in Thailand: Tools, System, and Strategy
Enhancing Civil Service’s Transparency in Thailand: Tools, System, and Strategy In the civil service, ethics issues have long been one of the most challenging issues that we all have to tackle and the people themselves perceive them as something exceedingly difficult to fight and overcome. Promoting ethics among civil service officers is usually believed to be something intangible, thus strenuous to be successfully executed and effectuated. Nevertheless, without any serious and firm actions taken, such problem is going to be aggravated and obstruct economic growth and deve...
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India’s practices in civil service training and development
India’s practices in civil service training and development During the colonial period, the British built up the elite Indian Civil Service, often referred to as the "steel frame" of the British Raj. The Indian leaders of the independence movement initially viewed the colonial civil service as an instrument of foreign domination, but by 1947 they had come to appreciate the advantages of having a highly qualified institutionalized administration in place, especially at a time when social tensions threatened national unity and public order.
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