In Vietnam, the framework for aid effectiveness is provided by the Hanoi Core Statement which is aligned to the national Socio-Economic Development Plan 2010 (SEDP) - the first planning cycle jointly agreed on by development partners and the Government of Vietnam. In 2009, the Government developed an Action Plan which aimed to establish a Partnership Group on Aid Effectiveness (PGAE) which would champion aid effectiveness in Vietnam and provide strong support and assistance to all aid effectiveness stakeholders. There are two mechanisms of particular importance to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. The first is the Aid Effectiveness Forum (AEF) that is working to build a unified database on ODA based on the data sources from Government and donors. The AEF is co-chaired between Government, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and JICA and includes the Gender Action Partnership (GAP). Second, UN Women is also a member of the Gender Action Partnership (GAP), which plays a strategic and coordinating role for gender equality initiatives through dialogue, policy review and specific development initiatives within and between the Vietnamese Government and its development partners.