Helping All of Vietnam’s Citizens.

Governance for Inclusive Growth

Project Dates: December 2013 - December 2019
Vietnam must ensure that the benefits of its recent growth period reach all its citizens, including historically disadvantaged groups, such as women, people with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and intersex (LGBTI) community.

Although recent modernization and market reform have improved Vietnam’s economy, there are still vulnerable populations that have been unable to reap the benefits of this growth. The USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) program works with the public and private sectors in Vietnam to enhance governance and facilitate trade. The program is improving the country’s legal and regulatory environment, creating systems of accountability, and promoting inclusive growth that benefits all citizens. With various technical activities, GIG builds collaborative partnerships and trust between the government, private sector, and civil society organizations to create meaningful and sustainable reform. Together, stakeholders have supported Vietnam’s efforts to improve its legal drafting, including the drafting of more than 40 laws and regulations. GIG has also implemented more than 40 activities to enhance policy development and worked with more than 50 civil society organizations to support reforms.

Project Goals


  • Improve Vietnam’s regulatory environment, from its policies to its oversight processes and accountability mechanisms
  • Develop a model for law-making processes that encourages a broader cross-section of society, including businesses and historically disadvantaged groups, to participate in these processes
  • Empower women and advocate for their inclusion in more economic and political processes

Our Impact Historic Policy Changes in Vietnam Extend Rights

As the Vietnamese economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, transgender groups are leveraging historic policy changes to break down barriers to opportunity.

Although recent modernization and market reform have improved Vietnam’s economy, there are still vulnerable populations that have been unable to reap the benefits of this growth. The USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) program works with the public and private sectors in Vietnam to enhance governance and facilitate trade. The program is improving the country’s…

Read Impact Story
01 01