Vietnam National Academy of Social Sciences
Institue of European Studies (IES)
Researcher & research project coordinator
09/2009 – 04/2014
Catholic University of Leuven
Institute of Public Governance
PhD fellow and project coordinator
09/2004 – 09/2005
Catholic University of Leuven
Faculty of Social Sciences
Master of European Politics & Policies (MEPP)
Public policies, participation and empowerment, public private partnerships (PPP), public sector governance, stakeholder engagement
Sustainable development: displacement and rehabilitation; conflict resolution, sustainable livelihoods and rehabilitation, community development, food security and poverty reduction, gender and ethnic minority, climate change and Clean Development Mechanism, mining & environmental impact mitigation
Private sector: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and branding, extractive industries, local outsourcing, sustainable value chain etc.
International studies: EU study, the relationship between Vietnam and European countries; international cooperation policies
Research method advocacy: Qualitative, participatory, participant observation
PPP in practice: Accessing business goals in combating climate changes. Case of Vietnam
Vietnam - Germany cooperation in combating climate change in Vietnam
Infrastructure to develop sustainable livelihoods for people in the coastal area in Ben Tre province, Vietnam, to adapt to climate change
Research Project at the Centre
PPP in practice: assessing business goals in combating climate change in the case of Vietnam
This research is prepared to meet a call which seeks to enhance understanding of the possibilities and limits of global cooperation and to explore new options for global public policy, particularly in the field of combating climate change. It is assumed that private actors would play a predominant role in achieving the global sustainable development goals (SDGs), where combating climate change is viewed as the Goal 13. So PPP can be a mechanism of global cooperation for SDGs. The research examines in which way the private actors cooperate with intergovernmental actors (such as World Bank, UNDP, GRI etc. ) as well as domestic governments in order to achieve SDGs while meeting their business goals? Based on the empirical data from the PPP practice in Vietnam, this research presents a specific type of PPP in the field of climate change, where motivations or goals of the private sector participation are found to be different, depending on various perspectives of sustainable development studies - whether it is post-modern, ethical or economical. This research will also present an appropriate analytical framework based on the network theory to understand the insights of this collaboration process including the characteristics of participating actors, the collaboration patterns and the outcomes of the process. Viewing PPP as a governance strategy, which can be distinguished between contracting-out versus a partnership. This research will focus on the second type of PPPs which addresses the insights the public private collaboration and its practical outcomes to climate change governance on local and global levels.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2020). Environmental protection Policies of European countries and Implication for Viet Nam. Chapter II: Environmental protection policies at EU level. Hanoi: Social Sciences Publishing House.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2018). PPP in sustainable development: contribution of the private sector in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Institute for European Studies. Working paper.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2017). PPP in the practice of the Science and Technology in Viet Nam: towards a PPP policy in the field of the Science and Technology. The Institute of Science and Technology Management. Working paper.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2016). Implication of Network Theories for assessment of some PPP projects in EU. The Institute for European Studies. Working paper.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2016). Masan Resources- Nui Phao Project in view of sustainable development, ITIA Newsletter, June.
MSR Sustainability Reports 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 (under GRI standards)
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2015). Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Practice: Contribution to Conflict Resolution in Involuntary Resettlement in Viet Nam. Institute of Public Governance, KU Leuven. PhD Dissertation.
Public Private Collaboration in CDM - the Case of Viet Nam. In Vietnam- EU relations in the implementation of clean development mechanism in the period of 2011–2020. Hanoi: Social Science Publishing House.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich and Sarah Van Eynde (2013). Public–private partnerships in CDM implementation in Vietnam. In: The Governance of Climate Relations between Europe and Asia: Evidence from China and Viet Nam as Key Emerging Economies, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: Edward Elgar.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2012). Some issues in the implementation of CDM in Vietnam, MO* (Mondiaal Magazine), 6 June.
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich (2008). Grassroots Democracy and Participatory Budgeting: Synthesis Report and Policy Advancement (Publication License No 57/GP-CXB, dated 22/4/2008).
Seminars and Conferences
Vietnam Energy Summit. July 2020, Hanoi.
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). July 2017. Participation in the Mining Task Force Group meeting and coordination of a mining tour in the North of Vietnam.
Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum (VCSF). 2016 & 2017. Organised by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Representative for participating company (Masan Resources).
Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development. November 2016, Singapore. Contribution with a Vietnamese case of responsible business in terms of resettment and rehabilitation.
7th EuroSEAS Conference July 2013, Lisbon. Paper presentation on PPPs and CSRs: Compulsory land conversion in a mining project in Vietnam.