Founded in 2007, CECODES is a non-governmental research non-profit research organization, a member of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA).
CECODES undertakes researches on policy impact assessment and implement solutions on capacity strengthening for communities, especially disadvantaged communities. The organisation contributes to the improvement of policies and governance capacity towards balancing the three institutions: State, Market and Civil Society.
Through a number of high-profile projects, CECODES has become a leading institution in Vietnam working in promoting civil society, strengthening its voice and its engagement with the state. Transparency and good governance is another pillar of CECODES’s work. Cooperating with key national and well-known international partners, the organisation delivers action-based research results which are relevant for policy making and policy dialogs.