Hanoi (VNA) – Solutions and policy recommendations were sought to facilitate the development of social organisations in Vietnam and strengthen their relations with State agencies.

At a programme held by the Research Centre for Management and Sustainable Development (MSD) in Hanoi on May 31, MSD head Nguyen Ngoc Lam said that the programme aims to improve the capacity of social organisations and promote a favourable environment for them to exercise their role.

Dr. Bui Hai Thiem from the Institute for Legislative Studies under the National Assembly Office underscored the role of social organizations in discovering problems in implementing policies, posing pressures in terms of accountability and transparency for the Government.

Thiem noted that in many countries, social organisations take important part in alerting problems in society, creating direct economic activities, gathering and managing intellectual resources, and piloting new development models in small scale.

Nguyen Thi Bach Diep, Vice Director of the Comprehensive Growth Programme said that the relationship between the State and non-profitable organisations (NPOs) affects sustainable financial growth of the organisations.

However, she held that the legal framework has yet to be favourable to support NPOs’ expansion. Meanwhile, budget allocation for social organisations has been shrinking in both value and scale, she added.

Participants at the event shared their knowledge and analysis of the environment for operation of social organisations, aiming to make influences on the maintenance of full financial resources to ensure financial responsibility and resources for their operation as well as profit serving their growth.

They also gave policy recommendations for the creation of an optimal environment for social organisations and foster their partnership with State agencies.-VNA