Thanks to its partners, PADDI succeeded in achieving its aim: to be a “single window office” for all the decentralised cooperation from Rhône-Alpes and France with HCMC in the urban sector. Local authorities and the associated institutions and academic institutions of Rhône-Alpes are a source of extremely rich expertise as far as urban management is concerned. It is the task of PADDI to train them to take part in its activities. Cities like Saint-Etienne or Grenoble agreed to outsource experts to PADDI workshops. A partnership agreement with the Grand Lyon and the town planning office was signed in 2007.

PADDI activities are undertaken in addition to other decentralised cooperation activities carried out in the rest of the country, in particular tailoring the activities of the Hanoi Institut des Métiers ([Crafts Institute], Ile de France region-People’s Committee of Hanoi-the French Embassy in Vietnam).