PAPI reports and data

PAPI reports and data

PAPI 2018

PAPI 2018

2018 PAPI Report 

2018 PAPI Launch Presentation 

2018 PAPI Summaries and Snapshots

2018 PAPI Official Launch Live-stream Clip

2018 PAPI Finding Data


2018 PAPI Infographics


Clips of 2018 PAPI


Articles Featuring 2018 PAPI Findings and Using PAPI Data

PAPI 2017

PAPI 2017

2017 PAPI Report 

2017 PAPI Launch Presentation 

PAPI Data from 2011-2017

PAPI results at the indicator level in 2017 and from 2011-2017

2017 PAPI Official Launch Live-stream Clip 

2017 PAPI Infographics

Media Briefs from 2017 PAPI Report


2018 Research and Papers Using PAPI Data 



PAPI 2013

Báo cáo và dữ liệu PAPI 2013

Background Papers

  • September 2014: PAPI’s Sampling Methodology: An empirical exploration to alternative approaches. A memo on PAPI Sampling Method by Edmund J. Malesky (Associate Professor, Political Economy, Duke University, USA) and Jairo Acuña Alfaro (Policy Advisor, Public Administration Reform, UNDP Viet Nam). Download
  • August 2014: A Tale of Five Cities: How centrally governed municipalities fair in citizens’ assessment of governance performance. By Do Thanh Huyen (2014). Ha Noi: Vietnam Law and Legal Forum, Vol. 20, Nos 239-240, July & August 2014. Download

PAPI 2012

Báo cáo và dữ liệu PAPI 2012

Background Papers and Working Papers Using PAPI

  • October 2013: Case study: Vietnam – Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI). PAPI highlighted as a “good practice” in “Workshop report: National Workshop on “Good Local Governanceand People Centered Services – What Can WeLearn from Best Practices in the Region?”, 17-18 August 2013, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (UNDP Myanmar and the Union Government of Myanmar, Ministryof Home Affairs and UNCDF)  • Download
  • October 2013: Justice Index – Assessment of Distributive Justice and Equality from a Citizen-based Survey in 2012“. Hanoi: UNDP, VLA & CECODES (2013) • Download • [The Justice Index 2012 is found significantly statistically corrilated with PAPI 2012]
  • July 2013: ‘Improving the Quality of Public Administration in Vietnam: A Case Study’, in Leveraging Change for Better Lives: UNDP in Asia and the Pacific (UNDP, 2013). Bangkok: UNDP Asia – Pacific, page 40 • Download
  • May 2013: Governance and Public Administration Performance in Vietnam: A view from citizens • By Jairo Acuna-Alfaro, Dang Ngoc Dinh, Dang Hoang Giang, Edmund J. Malesky and Do Thanh Huyen • In Focus, Vietnam Law and Legal Forum, May 2013 Vol., pp. 5-10 • Download

PAPI 2011

Báo cáo và dữ liệu PAPI 2011

Background Documents

  • 2013 – Anti-corruption during 2013:More of the same challenges – By Jairo Acuna-Alfaro, In Focus on Vietnam Law and Legal Forum, January & February Volume, pp. 12-16 (PAPI data used for analysis) – Download, also available at VietNamNet English Edition on 26/02/2013.
  • 2012 – Corruption from the Perspective of Citizens, Firms and Public Officials – The Viet Nam Government Inspectorate and the World Bank Joint Publication with Technical Inputs from the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam – Download (For more information about the Publication, please click here).
  • 2012 – Revising the 2003 Law on Land in Vietnam: Creating Equitable Treatment for Land Use Right Holders – Donors’ Joint Policy Brief using PAPI data as inputs for analysis – Download (For more information about the Policy Brief, please click here).
  • 2012 – MeasuringGovernance and Corruption – PAPI highlighted as international experience at Fifth meeting of the Anti-Corruption Community of Practice in the Arab Region: “Programming for Social Accountability” – Amman, Jordan. June, pp. 28-29, 2012 – Download
  • 2012 – Improved governance of public investment is required to ensure sustainability and promote resilience – PAPI data used for UN Issues Paper prepared for the Mid-Year Consultative Group Meeting – Quang Tri province – June. Pages 30-32 – Download
  • 2012 – Vietnam’s experience with PAPI shared at International Workshop “Lessons Learned from Assessing Governance: Towards Inclusive Democracies and Development in Asia” in Jakarta, Indonesia – Download
  • 2012 – Confronting Corruption the Health Sector in Vietnam: Patterns and Prospects – Taryn Vian, Nguyen Thi Khieu Vien and others (2012) – Public Administration and Development, Vol. 32 Issue 1, 2012, pp. 49-63. Published online in Wiley Online Library. – A paper by international academics and Vietnamese experts using PAPI data – Download
  • 2012 – Identifying the Public Administration Reform Performance through the Lens of Provincial Competitiveness Index and GDP Per Capita in Vietnam – Thai Thanh Ha and Le Thi Van Hanh (2012) – Modern Economy, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 11-15. Scientific Research Publishing – A paper by two researchers of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) of Viet Nam using PAPI data – Download
  • 2012 – Governance and Human Development • UNDP’s Viet Nam Human Development Report 2011: Social Services for Human Development uses PAPI data to analyze the relationship between governance and human development at the provincial level in Viet Nam – See in particular chapter 6, pages 121-126.

Independent Research Using PAPI 2011 Data

  • 2012 – The Economic Impact of Recentralization: A Quasi-Experiment on Abolishing Elected Councils in Vietnam• Edmund J. Malesky, Cuong Viet Nguyen and Anh Tran – Mimeo. October 23, 2012 – Download

PAPI 2010

Báo cáo và dữ liệu PAPI 2010

PAPI 2010:

2010 Background Documents

  • 2011 – Using a public survey-based instrument to measure justice system performance: A case study from Vietnam • Booth, Nicholas (2011) – In “Access to Justice Assessment in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the Region”. A UNDP publication. Asia Pacific Regional Center – December 2011 – Download case study with reference to PAPI on pages 119-128.
  • 2011 – Developing a Demand Side Governance and Public Administration Performance Index: The Viet Nam Experience • Acuña-Alfaro, Jairo (2011) – In “Making the State Responsive: Experience with Democratic Governance Assessments” A UNDP publication. Oslo Governance Centre – New York, October 2011 – Download
  • 2011 – A Gender Disagreggated Analysis of PAPI 2010 Data • Tran Thi Van Anh (2011) – Research paper commissioned by the Centre for Community Support and Development Studies, and supported by UNDP Viet Nam, UN Women and UNDP Oslo Governance Centre – Hanoi, June 2011 – Download
  • 2011 – Citizens’ Experiences: An objective measure of Public Administration Performance? – Acuña-Alfaro (2011) – Democratic Governance Insights, Issue 13, August 2011 – Download
  • 2010 – Measuring Governance and Public Administration for Human Development: A Demand-Side Approach – Acuña-Alfaro, Jairo, Giang Dang and Do Thanh Huyen (2010). Background Paper for 2010 National Human Development Report – UNDP – Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). September. Ha Noi. – Download
  • 2010 – Towards a Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) at the Provincial Level in Viet Nam – CECODES, VFF and UNDP (2009). Report on the Pilot Project. January. Ha Noi. – Download
  • 2009 – Reforming Public Administration in Viet Nam: Current Situation and Recommendations – Acuña-Alfaro, Jairo (editor) (2009). UNDP, VFF and CECODES: National Political Publishing House. Ha Noi – Download

2010 Policy Briefs

Summary documents with key findings, performance levels and policy implications for each dimension. Analysis is extended to include associations with provincial human development levels.