Phung Duc Tung

Researcher - Vietnam CRT
Phung Duc Tung

Phung Duc Tung is currently the Institute Director at the Mekong Development Research Institute and has 18 years of experience working in development and poverty reduction. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. He possesses a strong background in econometrics, impact evaluation, and survey design and implementation. His research areas focus on poverty reduction, education, socio-economic development for ethnic minorities, social welfare and vulnerability to poverty.

He is a lead sampling expert, having undertaken sampling and questionnaire design as well as survey implementation for numerous international and national large-scale surveys. Additionally, he has demonstrated excellent leadership through successfully leading multiple large-scale household and enterprise surveys, education and public opinion surveys, and impact evaluation projects for international agencies and line ministries that yield high-quality reports and sound research papers. Currently, he leads impact evaluation surveys of the Vietnam Escuela Nueva Project (VNEN).

His work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and World Development.