We just launched the new MapVietnam website at www.worldbank.org/mapvietnam/ which provides access to socioeconomic data at the province and district level in both English and Vietnamese. The site is intended to be a resource for journalists, policymakers, researchers, and citizens looking for information on social and economic situations at a local level. The maps illustrate Vietnam’s wide diversity, which can be lost in aggregate statistics. It is available in both English and Vietnamese.
Socio-Economic Data Collection
In development practices, the process of information gathering and dissemination has remained in the domain of social development. While the process itself contributes to social development through knowledge transmission and critical consciousness (topic for another blog post), the tools and techniques required for effective use and dissemination of information comes from the communication school. Yet, rarely do we find social development experts with communication training and vice-versa. My recent exposure to CommGAP’s work and my decade long experience as a social development professional have impelled me to examine areas where communication and social development are intertwined and where they complement one another. In this blog post, I wish to sketch an outline of a research work that I wish to undertake on the subject for feedback and suggestions from readers and practitioners in the field.
- Social Safeguards in Action
- Communication and Social Development
- Communication in Project Cycle
- Community Empowerment
- Demand Side of Good Governance
- Field Survey
- Social Mobilization
- Social Safeguards
- Socio-Economic Data Collection
- Social Impact Assessment
- Social Development
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Information and Communication Technologies