This book chapter is from the book Stakeholder Agency and Rural Development Policy: Articulating Co-Governance in Vietna m . Using rural development as a critical lens, this book explores and reflects upon the complex relationship between modes of policy implementation and stakeholder engagement in Vietnam.

To enable this, a set of case studies view issues connected to (1) policy formulation and implementation, (2) the rapidly changing governance structures and (3) change processes within interconnected sectors. The authors of this book have all conducted research or undertaken policy development in connection with the Research Cooperation for Sustainable Rural Development in Vietnam (RDViet Programme).