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


Contract Awards

Provision of Research and Design Services

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
28 Aug 2017

Vietnam Women's Economic Empowerment - Design mission - local consultant

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
27 May 2016