Building Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Capacity to Strengthen Counter-Human Trafficking in Viet Nam

Duration: 21 months (2013 – 2015)

Viet Nam is both a source and destination country for men, women, and children who become victims of trafficking; they are primarily trafficked for the purpose of labour, but also sexual exploitation. In 2011, the Government introduced a new counter-trafficking legislation and a five-year National Plan of Action (NPA), signalling its firm commitment to improve also the investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases, as well as the identification and protection of victims.

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the implementation capacity of the National Steering Committee to effectively execute the NPA 2011-2015. The specific objective is to support the establishment of a solid monitoring and evaluation mechanism to effectively measure the effectiveness of the implementation of the counter-trafficking legislation and supporting programs.

To achieve these objectives, IOM will pursue a two-pronged approach: direct policy support and capacity building for policy officials. Firstly, IOM will support the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) to revise and improve the existing national counter-trafficking M&E indicators. Secondly, IOM will support the development of a training curriculum aimed to build the capacity of relevant policy officials on the specifics of M&E in the field of counter-trafficking interventions.