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Center for Social Work - Community
Development Research and Consultancy


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    During the “Doi moi” (Renovation) period (1986 onwards), along with the economic prosperity, social problems such as drug addiction, prostitution, street children, etc. started to emerge. Hence the need for effective social problem-solving based on applied sciences also arose. By mid-1989, a group of formerly trained social workers got together in 1989 to address the needs of research and training in response to suggestions made by some organizations and agencies in Ho Chi Minh City. The group was called “Social Work Research and Training Group” (SWRTG) and legally operated under the supervision of the Ho Chi Minh City Psychology and Education Association.

    In November 2001 the Group was officially recognized and fully licensed to operate as an autonomous scientific collective unit according to government decree 35/HDBT with the name “Center for Social Work and Community Development Research and Consultancy” (SDRC) under the supervision of the Ho Chi Minh City department of Science and Technology.

    The Social Work and Community Development Research & Consultancy (SDRC) is a scientific and technical organization registered  in the field of Social Work and Community Development upon the Law on Science and Technology promulgated by the 10th National Assembly on 9 June 2000. SDRC is holding the 4th renewal registration certificate No. 00076/DK-KHCN dated 2 March 2012, issued by the HCMC Department of Science and Technology.  

  • SDRC operates as a self-employed social unit in the field of social work and community development.
  • SDRC provides professional services (research, training and consultancy) on a contract basis to officially registered individuals and organizations.
  • SDRC cooperates with other organizations to implement the development and social work projects.

    SDRC provides training and consultancy services to organizations and NGOs, Enterprise such as:

  • Colleges & Universities: University of Labour & Social Affairs - Campus 2 (ULSA 2), HCMC University of Law, University of Economics and Law, Argriculture & Rural Development College of HCMC; University of Social Sciences & Humanities (USSH) of HCMC; Women’s Studies Department (current name as Sociology & Social Work Department) of HCMC Open University, Van Hien University.
  • Local NGOs: SEDEC, CECEM, Social Work Centers in HCMC and HaNoi, Huong Duong Center, Xuan Vinh Group, Thao Dan Club, CEFAT, Life …
  • UN organizations: UNDP, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNICEF.
  • INGOs: ActionAid, AusAID, Arcy, BfDW, Care, Caritas, CEEVN, CIDSE, CRS, CWS, Canada Fund, Child Hope Asia, DRIS, ECIPP, Enda, EFD, ESP, EU, FHI, Ford Foundation, GA, IKEA, IOM, JAICA Japan, NAV, NMA, MRC, Oxfam/GB, Oxfam Novib, PDI, Population Council, Red Cross and Red Crescent, SC/UK, SCS, SIDA CANADA, SNV, Terre des Hommes/Germany/ Lausanne, VeT, World Vision, World Bank, …

    Location of SDRC services

  • Northern provinces: Lang Son, Dien Bien,Yen Bai, Ha Tay, Ha Noi, Nam Ha, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Nghe An.
  • Central provinces: Quang Binh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Hue, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan.
  • South Eastern provinces: Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Lam Dong, Binh Duong.
  • Southern provinces: HCMC, Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu.

Names of project implemented by SDRC at the communities:

  1. “Affection class program at Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC” in cooperation with the People’s Committee of Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC (1991-1995).
  2. “Community Development at Xuan Thoi Dong Village, Tan Xuan Commune, Hoc Mon District, HCMC” in cooperation with the HCMC Union of Science and Technical Association (1991-1992) .
  3. “Improving Knowledge and Practice on Reproductive Health of Adolescents and People in Reproductive Health Age at Ward 11, District 3, HCMC” funded by NOVIB (2003-2007).
  4. “ Improving reproductive health knowledge and practice of migrant workers at ward 7, District 7, HCMC” funded by BfdW (2008 – 2010).
  5. “Building capacity of social and community workers in Vietnam” funded by BfdW (2008-2010)
  6. “Improving quality of life of people with disabilities in Bien Hoa City – Dong Nai Province” funded by Ford Foundation (2010-2013)
  7. “Towards Sustainable Development of Professional Social Work in Vietnam” funded by ESP &BfdW (2010-2012)      
  8. “Protecting Migrant Workers’ Rights in Vietnam” funded by TAF (2013-2014).
  9. ‘Promoting welfare of migrant workers in Long An province, Vietnam (2015-2017).
  10. “Capacity Building for migrant workers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam funded by BfdW (2019).
  11. “Promoting and Protecting the rights of garbage collectors in Ho Chi Minh” funded by OXFAM NOVIB (2017-2021).
  12. “Building Capacity towards Sustainable Development for the Cashew Nut Industry in Vietnam” funded by Ethical Trade Norway (2019-2022).
  13. “Expanding Migrant Workers' Collective Voice in Vietnam to Promote Social Protection Policy Changes” funded by OXFAM NOVIB (2020-2023).
  14. “Training soft skills for young worker” funded by IKEA and CCRCSR (2018- 2019).
  15. “VF Worker supplier Survey” funded by CCR CSR (2020 - 2022).
  16. “Developing documents and implementing training programs for businesses on some workplace issues” funded by VCCI (2021).
  17. “Compiling documents and conducting capacity building training for female workers” funded by PALS (2020-2021).
  18. “Empowering Civil Society and Worker (ECOW)” funded by EU (2018-2022).
  19. “Sustainable waste management in the urban environment of Ho Chi Minh City” funded by BfdW (2021-2023).