The World Bank (WB) and the Australian Embassy in Vietnam have announced a new round of their Vietnam Blended Learning small grant programme for good governance in Vietnam.

The programme, which now enters the seventh year, will allow organisations in the country at all levels to exchange knowledge and work with international experts to improve their efficiency, management style and research ability.

Under the programme, coordinated by the Vietnam Development Information Centre, each grantee will receive a maximum of 30,000 USD to conduct the work. To date, 18 organisations and agencies have been funded, benefiting 1,278 learners.

Improving governance has been a key programme in the WB and Australian government’s support for Vietnam with the aim of increasing the public’s engagement and responsibility in combating corruption.-VNA