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Win-Win For Vietnam - Establishing An Effective Cooperation Mechanism Between Business Sector And Civil Society Organisations In Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility & Creating Shared Value Actions Toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals In Vietnam (in short, "Win-win for Vietnam" project)

Overall objective
The overall objective is to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Creating Shared Values (CSV) for private sector-CSO cooperation toward achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs), focusing on selected SDGs, which are particularly important to Vietnam’s development including 3-Good Health and Well-being, 4-Quality Education, 5-Gender Equality, 11-Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12-Responsible Consumption and Production, 13-Climate Action, 15-Life on land, 16-Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and 17-Partnerships for the Goals by establishing an effective cooperation mechanism between business sector and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Vietnam.

Specific objectives
The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Enhancing the capacity of CSOs and enterprises in Vietnam with a focus on collaborative CSR and CSV projects toward achieving SDGs
  2. Establishing an effective cooperation mechanism (including tools, instruments and training courses to improve mutual understanding between business sector and CSOs in Vietnam with the goal of implementing CSR and CSV actions related to the SDGs
  3. Raising Awareness to promote the trend of collaborating in CSR and CSV projects toward achieving SDGs to the benefit of Vietnamese society.

Implementing organisation
The project is implemented by a consortium including the following organisations: Institute for Research on Development Communication (RED), Vietnam - the lead and the partner Pro NGO! e.V. (Germany)
The project is co-funded by the European Delegation to Vietnam.

Project duration
1 September 2020 – 29 February 2024 (42 months)

Target groups
200 Vietnamese/local CSOs
300 enterprise out of the business sector in Vietnam with a focus on mid- and large size national Vietnamese companies and multinational companies in Vietnam

Country covered

Target location
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Project beneficiaries
(1) Vietnamese CSOs; (2) Business sector in Vietnam; (3) Beneficiaries of CSR and CSV projects in Vietnam which meet the SDGs 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17

Expected results

  1. Development of tools and instruments that enable an effective cooperation mechanism between corporate sectors and CSOs in implementing CSR and CSV activities toward achieving SDGs is operated and maintained by a coordination board;
  2. 200 Vietnamese CSOs have the capacity to design and cooperate with enterprises in implementing CSR/CSV projects which meet the SDGs;
  3. 300 enterprises and 200 Vietnamese CSOs understand the importance and effectiveness of CSR/ CSV related to SDGs trend;
  4. Improved capacities and know-how in project design and management thanks to 10 sub-grants from the Action for 10 small Vietnamese CSOs (10,000€/grant)
  5. 30 CSR/CSV projects between enterprises and CSOs focusing on one or more of the following SDGs 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17 implemented during the action;
  6. The cooperation mechanism between enterprises and CSOs established and maintained
  7. SDGs become well-known and widespread across Vietnamese Society

Project website
The project website will be available in summer 2021