Eddy Malesky, Duke Center for International Development (DCID) director and professor of political science, helped launch the 2021 Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report as well as the 2021 Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) Report in April.
The annual PAPI survey looks at governance and public administration from the perspective of citizens in all 63 provincial governments in Vietnam. Administered by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and CECODEs with funding from AUSAID and Irish Aid, the survey received more than 15,000 responses from citizens. Malesky has advised the research team on methodology for the past 13 years. Do Thanh Huyen, the program officer for PAPI at UNDP, is an alumnus of the Master of International Development Policy Program housed at DCID.
DCID Director Eddy Malesky presents on migration in governance and e-governance amid
COVID-19 during the 2021 PAPI Launch.
Malesky also helped to launch the 2021 PCI, an index of 63 provinces based on surveys of 10,000 small and medium size enterprises. Funded by USAID and administered and developed by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the PCI represents the collective voice of the business community regarding local economic governance and the business environment. There is also a separate survey of 1,2000 foreign investors that is not included in the index but is presented in a stand-alone chapter in the PCI report. This year, Malesky also created a special analysis of Vietnam businesses recovery from COVID-19.
Since 2005, Malesky has served as principal investigator on the PCI.
Livestream of the PCI launch