The Institute for Social Studies (ISS) is a non-profit organization that provides a database and information system for various social issues in Vietnam. It plays a role of an intermediary between universities, institutes, centers and INGOs and VNGOs to carry out social development projects. In addition, it promotes research results to policy makers, institutes, universities and centers. Its research focuses on:
Poverty alleviation and Community development
Education and Human development
Emigration and development
The institute publishes a journal under the name “Social Sciences Information Review” which is an English language journal for the study of social science in Vietnam. The journal provides a publishing notification service in which users can register to receive the table of contents by email for each new issue of the journal. All the articles can be downloaded freely from the website without any restrictions.