What is PAPI?

PAPI stands for the Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI). PAPI is a policy monitoring tool that reflects citizen experiences with the performance of central to local governments in governance, public administration and public service delivery.



  • Vietnamese citizens
  • 63 provincial governments (including Provincial Party Committees, People’s Committees, and People’s Councils) and their district and commune affiliates
  • Relevant central agencies (the Viet Nam Communist Party, the National Assembly, and the Government and its ministries)
  • The media, mass organisations, and civil society organisations
  • The research community in Viet Nam and abroad
  • The international community

Implementing Partners

- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

- Centre for Community Support and Development Studies (CECODES)

- Centre for Research and Training of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF-CRT) (2009-2023)

- Real-Time Analytics (RTA)

- Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA)


Funding Partners:

- The Government of Spain (2009-2010)

- The Government of Switzerland (2011-2017)

- The Government of Australia (2018-2025)

- The Government of Ireland (2018-2021)

- United Nations Development Programme (2009-2025)