Support for Autonomous Higher Education Project (SAHEP) (WB-P156849)

  • Vietnam
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Specific Location
National-wide - Education Sector
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 15, 2017
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Government of Vietnam
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 155.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 174.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 24, 2016

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the stated objective of this project is "to improve research, teaching, and institutional capacity at selected autonomous universities and strengthen the national higher education management system." The project has two components. The first component, improved research, teaching, and institutional management capacity at three selected autonomous universities will support the three selected autonomous universities so that they can provide lessons for the wider higher education system. Each university belongs to one of three types of Higher Education Institution (HEIs) and thus will serve as pilot models whose lessons can then be generalized into the revised policy on HE autonomy and quality assurance. Each university has its own subcomponent and will manage its own activities. The second component, strengthened national higher education (HE) management system and e-library establishment will strengthen the national HE system by supporting policy development and strengthening key HE subsystems. It will support the establishment of an eLibrary Portal, as one of the national system strengthening measures. Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will be responsible managing Component 2, as well as monitoring and reporting on the project as a whole. The eLibrary Portal subcomponent will be managed by the National Economic University (NEU) on behalf of MOET. Targeted university: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
Investment Description
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Borrower US$ 19.60 million International Development Association (IDA) US$ 155.00 million Total Project Cost US$ 174.60 million

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World Bank An Thi My Tran Senior Education Specialist No email provided. Implementing Agencies Vietnam National University of Agriculture Lan Thi Nguyen President Ministry of Education and Training Phung Nguyen Thi Kim, Director General Quang Hong Bui, Deputy Director General Nam Hong To, Deputy Director General Hanoi University of Science and Technology Son Minh Hoang, President Ministry of Education and Training Thang Van Tran, Vice President National Economic University Dat Tho Tran, President ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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