Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Institute
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersViet Nam
  • Founded2002
The Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA). The Institute was established on May 27th 2002 by the Decision 468/TC-LHH of VUSTA. It enjoys a national reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to apply academic knowledge to address national challenges – to inform as well as to influence. ISDS’ vision of Vietnam is to be a country in which poverty is eliminated, the voices of all people are heard, and rights-based social justice prevails. The Institute mandates itself the following mission and goals: Mission To work with local and global partners to build a democratic, inclusive, and participatory society in Vietnam with an emphasis on promoting rights of under-privileged populations. Goals: Institutional goal To become a social development think tank in two broad areas of: 1) gender, sexuality and sexual health; and 2) social inclusion of under-privileged populations; with gender and rights are cross-cutting foci. Each area is a combination of research, advocacy, information sharing, and capacity-building. Development goal To 1) increase knowledge and understanding of gender, sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights of the general population; and 2) promote rights and greater social inclusion, empowerment and community development of under-privileged populations. 

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Staff at Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) have experience in


  • research & development
  • human rights
  • gender
  • development
  • market research


  • kyrgyzstan
  • hong kong
  • viet nam
  • united states
  • netherlands


  • managerial experience
  • international experience

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Company Offices
  • Viet Nam (headquarters)
  • Hanoi
  • Suite 1804, PH Floor, The Garden building, Me Tri road, Tu Liem District