This report details the long-term outcomes of Australian Government scholarship alumnae from Vietnam. Alumnae in this Case Study were women who all undertook studies in the field of banking and finance and completed their degrees between 1996 and 2005. This research was conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (the Facility) and is the first Case Study of the Facility to focus solely on women.
The period between 1996 and 2005 marked an important time of rapid growth for Vietnam, following a decade of Doi Moi reforms that were beginning to translate into better socioeconomic outcomes for the population and the move towards a market oriented economy. This represented a critical time for alumnae returning to the country, where their newly gained Australian skills and experience were in high demand in the development of the banking and finance sector.