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2010-11: CECODES participated in a study funded by the World Bank, Danish Embassy and Swedish Embassy on forms and scales of corruption in land management. The study is based on field work done in 5 provinces and offers recommendation to reduce corruption related to land management. The research results were published in the Anti-corruption Dialog 2010 between donors and the Vietnamese government.

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2010-2011: CECODES collaborated with Towards Transparency, DIAL and Live & Learn to conduct a research on Youth Integrity in Vietnam. The research surveyed over 1000 young people and 500 adults in 11 provinces in the country about their attitudes, value system, behavior and influencing factors in respect of integrity and corruption. The study will be replicated in other countries by Transparency International.

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2008 – 2010: CECODES collaborated with the Department of Democracy and Law, Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) to execute the three-year project “Corruption Prevention and Anti-Corruption (CPAC) – Situation Assessment and Capacity Building o­n CPAC for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Rural Communities”, covering 9 provinces. The project was funded by the Finish Embassy Hanoi and carried out in two phases: phase I -Review and evaluation of the reality of anti-corruption measures and the impact of the anti-corruption law nation-wide, phase II – Capacity building among CSOs and rural communities for their engagement in anti-corruption activities. The research team carried out field research including 900 persons in face to face surveys, 180 persons in-depth interviews and 450 persons in group discussions with local authorities, CSO members and community representatives. Based o­n the results of the field research the impact of the CPAC law o­n the public in each province in the context of the specific local characteristics, as well as the effectiveness, advantages, difficulties and their reasons have been analysed.

2009: CECODES participated in the project “Transparency in the Construction Sector (CoST) as expert in civil society. The project is funded by the World Bank and DFiD and hosted by the Ministry of Construction.

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