Huong Thi Lan Tran (Huong) is currently a Senior Public Sector Specialist in the World Bank Vietnam country office. Huong’s work focuses on a range of core governance and institutional reform issues, including strengthening public sector performance, access to information, transparency, and accountability. Most recently, she has been working with government agencies at national and sub-national levels to promote open data and digital governance.
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Prior to joining the World Bank in Vietnam, Huong worked on improving governance and human rights in Vietnam for the Finnish Development Agency where she managed many grassroots projects to improve access to information, access to services for citizens, and to prevent rural women from being trafficked. She received her Masters of Development Studies with a focus on Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
Open Data progress: ‘Open’ government data and enhance accesses to the database for economic growth