Institute of Public Policy

28 October, 2021

Institute of Public Policy (IPP) was established under the Decision No. 982/ QĐ-ĐHKT-TCHC dated April 20, 2012 of the Rector of the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH).

The function of IPP is to conduct research, consult and critique socio-economic policies of the State and localities, to formulate and organize the implementation of high-level training programs on public policy.

IPP activities include:

  • organizing research activities on issues related to economic policy;
  • carrying out research projects for localities;
  • advising and criticizing policies of the Government or local State management agencies;
  • organizing advanced short-term training courses for policy makers and policy implementation in Southern Provinces and Cities.


IPP (IPP President who is also UEH and FETP lecturer) connects and mobilizes the teaching and research capacities of UEH lecturers with researchers in the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP, established in Vietnam in 1994) together with domestic and foreign scholars to conduct economic research, to advise and to criticize socio-economic policies for localities, especially for Southern Provinces and Cities.

The lecturers and economic researchers at UEH and FETP who are directly involved in IPP projects/activities have over-10-year teaching experience in macroeconomics and microeconomics fields, economic development, infrastructure development, commerce, finance, law, public management and so on. Five of the eight members of IPP’s Scientific Council are FETP lecturers. Fulbright lecturers regularly conduct research alongside Harvard Kennedy School faculty through a joint program with the Ash Center, a leading institution for research and innovation in government and public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Fulbright lecturers, in accordance with the latest policy research and Ash Center’s global leadership network, provide practical experiences compared to on Vietnamese policy issues.

The teaching staff of both schools have both a deep understanding regarding Vietnamese situation and the skills to connect this understanding with global and regional trends. In addition to teaching, they have participated in research projects funded by Vietnam and international organizations, targeting complex policy issues facing Vietnam and localities.

The typical case studies in Vietnam that lecturers participate in cover various important policy areas listed as macroeconomics, developing economics, public finance, advanced education, infrastructure, public investment appraisal, international trade, law and public administration.

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