8 December 2011

Vietnam Recognizes DERG Coordinator

During the celebrations taking place on 23 November 2011 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark the Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Dr Nguyễn Quân awarded the merit "Medal for the Cause of Science and Technology" development to Professor Finn Tarp, coordinator of DERG. Finn Tarp has for more than a decade been the leader of an extensive programme of policy relevant development research and capacity building in Vietnam in collaboration with a range of national and international partners. They include the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM), the Institute of Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) and the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (IPSARD), on the one hand, and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, UNU-WIDER,  and elsewhere, on the other.

Photo: Vice-Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Chu Ngoc Anh presents the certificate of the award to Finn Tarp.