USAID Collaborates with Portland State University to Improve the Capacity of Current and Future Provincial Government Officials in Vietnam

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

The USAID Strengthening Provincial Capacity project works with three existing Vietnamese institutions that provide leadership and capacity building training to provincial-level leaders, including the School of Government at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (SOG/UEH). USAID has collaborated with Portland State University to train SOG/EUH lecturers. The first Trainer Certificate Program session was conducted in Vung Tau on December 16-17, where SOG/UEH lecturers learned key principles of adult learning, how to design a training course for adults, methods for evaluating learning outcomes, and applying adult learning methods to a real SOG/UEH case. The training also exposed lecturers to online lecturing and course development skills. The second session will be held at the SOG/UEH campus in Ho Chi Minh City on January 5 and 7. At the end of the course, SOG/UEH faculty/instructors will be certified in adult learning methodologies by Portland State University and USAID.

So What? Through this support, USAID aims to make training services more effective and efficient for current and future provincial government officials so they can implement and measure economic governance reforms more effectively and meet the demands of a fast-changing economy, especially under the conditions of Industrial Revolution 4.0.