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Hoa Nguyen Thi Thu
Thuy Nguyen Thi
Thanh Nguyen Nghi


This research utilizes a structural equation modeling (SEM) technique to comprehensively examine the intricate interactions among various factors influencing corruption in Vietnam’s public sector. The findings reveal that certain factors, including inadequate anti-corruption policies and enforcement, a lack of accountability and transparency in anti-corruption endeavors, and significant income disparities between public officials and anti-corruption measures, significantly and positively impact the cultural and social norms associated with anti-corruption. Additionally, insufficient cultural and social standards exert a notable and positive influence on the level of corruption in the public sector. The outcomes of this study provide valuable insights for developing effective policies and strategies that promote accountability, transparency, and good governance to combat corruption in Vietnam’s public sector. 


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Nguyen Thi Thu, Hoa, Thuy Nguyen Thi, and Thanh Nguyen Nghi. 2023. “FACTORS AFFECTING CORRUPTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: EVIDENCE FROM VIETNAM”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 9 (2):50-73. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2392063tt.
Author Biographies

Hoa Nguyen Thi Thu, Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa earned her PhD in public administration from the Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration in 2015. She presently serves as a lecturer and researcher at the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, focusing her research on public management and combating corruption within the public sector.

Thuy Nguyen Thi, Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thuy obtained her doctorate in Public Policy from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in 2017. Currently, she works as a researcher at the Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration, where she specializes in the areas of public policy and public management.

Thanh Nguyen Nghi, Hanoi University of Home Affairs, Vietnam

Nguyen Nghi Thanh is an educator and researcher, currently serving as an associate professor and lecturer at the Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration. His research interests include education, public policy, and public management. Thanh completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy at Hue University, followed by a master's degree in education from Hanoi National University of Education. He obtained a doctorate in Policy Science from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, focusing on public policy and management in Vietnam. Thanh's contributions to the development of education and public policy in Vietnam are notable, evidenced by his extensive publication record in international journals and presentations at national and international conferences.