The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is the key government agency in Vietnam. MARD is the focal point for REDD activities and has a number of departments and directorates that aim to ensure that REDD readiness activities take place. Other government institutions involved in REDD activities include the Ministry for Nature Resources and Environment, the Ministry for Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance. Each of these ministries feed information into the National Steering Committee of the National Target Plan to respond to Climate Change, which is chaired by the Prime Minister.
At the international level, the UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme is the largest effort to support the government with its REDD activities. UN-REDD includes the FAO, UNDP and UNEP, who each contribute to different outputs. UN-REDD also supports other IGOs who are implementing or have implemented REDD activities in Vietnam. These institutions include JICA, GTZ, SNV, the World Bank and German Development Bank. As major funders of REDD and other development projects the Embassy of Finland and the Embassy of Norway are also important institutions in Vietnam. Many NGOs are also active in Vietnam, including Tropenbos International, Winrock International, ICRAF, and SRD. The REDD Network and the Forest Sector Support Partnership, which any institution that is involved in REDD activities in Vietnam can join, help to coordinate these organisations.
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM. 2010. Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM & UN-REDD PROGRAMME. 2009. Revised Standard Joint Programme Document.