Gender equality in the water supply and sewerage enterprises after equitization in Vietnam

Gender issues have been receiving the attention of various levels, branches and in different fields. Gender issues have been focused to integrate in socio-economic activities, developing programs and projects, production and business. Different scales of various seminars and workshops on gender issues have been organized. 

The Water sector in Vietnam is under equitizing process. In order to draw attention of authorities concerned on gender issues after equitization, the project commissioned a study on “Gender equality in the water supply and sewerage enterprises after equitization in Vietnam”.

The study was carried out by a team of competent, qualified and experienced experts. The study has presented an overall picture related to gender equality of the enterprises performance after equitization, and proposed valuable recommendations.

On compilation and publication of the results of study, VWSA would like to appreciate the Government of the Republic of Finland for sponsoring the project, and the close cooperation of FWF in implementing the project and publishing the book. We would also thank the team of experts, led by Associate Professor Dr. Vu Thi Vinh who compiled and edited the book.
The “Developing the Water and Sanitation Sector in Vietnam through New Partnerships” project has been implemented by Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and Finnish Water Forum (FWF). The project was funded by the Government of the Republic of Finland to start in March 2017 and to finish in December 2020.

Main outcomes of the project: (1) Performance of VWSA is enhanced in the context of equitization. (2) The network of VWSA and its collaborators are enlarged. (3) Pilot utility development programs are successfully implemented through supporting 02 pilot member utilities in development and implementation of Strategic Business Development Plans toward sustainability. (4) Service quality and operation indicators of VWSA&;s members are improved through popularization, replication, experience sharing and application.


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