Minh Thi Hai Vo is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Her PhD thesis focuses on the autonomy of Vietnam’s public service delivery units and its implications for organisational accountability.
Prior to undertaking her PhD degree, she worked for a Vietnamese government’s national project relating to public sector reforms. Her research interests span public policy, public service delivery, healthcare management, higher education governance, and neo-institutionalism.
Her first article published on an international journal compares the autonomy experiences in public service delivery between Vietnam and OECD countries, implying that transitional countries like Vietnam need to improve its institutional system to fit in well with the borrowed reform ideas. She is currently finishing her PhD thesis and preparing to publish several other articles out of her research results.