The Emergence of the Participatory Agenda

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  • The emergence of the participatory agenda

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The economic transition that followed with the Doi Moi, made Sweden adjust the development cooperation approach. Implementation of the Vietnam-Sweden Forestry Cooperation programme began in1991covering the activities of seven diverse projects including soil conservation, agro-forestry, forest machinery, forestry research, forestry training and support to forestry and land management authorities.

A new programme called mountain rural development programme kicked off in 1996 in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The strong involvement of the Government in the design process, its commitment in decentralization and application of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) for the first time were clear steps forward. It became apparent that this major transition had positioned Sweden well in order to support more extensively the development process. There was a growing awareness that Sweden was uniquely well-placed as a result of its long-term involvement. Consequently, this position led to Sweden’s involvement in a range of new areas including legal support, statistics and parliament.  Also, there was the initiation of a dialogue on anti-corruption, together with the public administration reform programme. The sensitivity of these areas-especially legal reform and anti-corruption, proved that Sweden was a trusted partner.