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7 May, 2010: Below is a summary of news articles published today about the Harmonised Programme and Project Management Guidelines (HPPMG) which were recently approved for harmonizing and simplying work between the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations in Viet Nam.

"Minister of Planning and Investment Vo Hong Phuc and UN Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam John Hendra on May 6th in Ha Noi signed the Harmonized Project and Programme Management Guidelines (HPPMG) between Viet Nam and the United Nations. According to John Hendra, the HPPMG marks an important turning point in the trusted partnership between both parties. “Never within the UN system, in Viet Nam or elsewhere in the world, has there been a joint set of programme and project management practices that embodies such a high degree of alignment and harmonisation”, he said.

The HPPMG is a key element of the One Set of Management Practices – one of the five pillars of the One UN Initiative that is being piloted in Viet Nam. It is expected to help reduce transaction costs for all parties involved and improve the effectiveness of aid. The guidelines are said to enable the three UN agencies (including UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA) to simplify and harmonise the programme and project management procedures and make them more suited to the Vietnamese government’s current system. Other UN agencies will consider application of the guidelines in the following years. "

Sources: Government's Website, CPV Online, Thong Tan Xa Viet Nam/Viet Nam Plus, Quan Doi Nhan Dan - People's Army Online,, Viet Nam News p3, Tuoi Tre p2 - Youth, Phap Luat Viet Nam p2 - Viet Nam Law, Dau Tu p2 - Investment, Kinh Te & Do Thi p4 - Economy & City, Kinh Te Viet Nam & The Gioi p4 - Viet Nam & World Economy, Lao Dong p3 - Labour, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam p3 - Viet Nam Economic Times, Ha Noi Moi p4 - New Ha Noi, Nhan Dan p8 - People's Daily, Thanh Tra p7- Inspection, May 8




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