This paper presents the findings of one of two country case studies conducted as part of a broader project entitled ‘Analysing the governance and political economy of water and sanitation service delivery’. The objective of the research project is to develop the utility of political economy analysis for the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector, with a focus on improving the operational impact of DFID (and other donor) country programming. While the objective of the case study is therefore to inform the development of DFID’s approach to sector-level political economy analysis (PEA), the paper and the research that underpins the paper have been undertaken with the primary goal of working with the staff and development partners of the DFID-Vietnam country office to think through the implications of a problem-driven political economy analysis approach for addressing the issues encountered in their work. The particular topic focused on in this case study is provision of sanitation in rural areas.
Harris, D.; Kooy, M.; Pham Quang Nam. Scaling up rural sanitation in Vietnam: political economy constraints and opportunities. Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK (2011) 57 pp. ISBN 978 1 907288 59 3 [ODI Working Paper 341]