Local Radio Project in Vietnam 2000-2003

Phan Anh, Tran Nhung, Tran Nam Binh
Serier – Sida EvaluationDescription:
Sida Evaluation 04/35 / The general conclusion of the evaluation is that the project has produced positive impacts to a sustainable development of Vietnam's local radio system, at the same time contributed to the improvement of radio information quality, making radio more attractive to audience and increasing interaction between audience and radio. This has shaped a new pattern of interaction between people and local authorities and enhanced the role of people in supervising social and community management agencies. The evaluation also points out that a lack of sustainable sources of financing for maintaining live radio broadcasting at local levels has been redognised as a critical obstacle faced by local radio stations. The evaluation proposed some recommendations for future coopeation.