Party’s resolution on effective int’l integration issued
VGP - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on November 5 signed Resolution 06/NQ/TW on the goals and guidelines for the effective implementation of international economic integration and maintenance of socio-economic stability in the context of Viet Nam joining new generation free trade agreements.
Vietnam may make amendments to competition law
VN may develop a code on competition which is asymptotic to international rules and economic integration by mid-2018.
Experts say Govt should allow farmers to make their own decisions
CAN THO – The Government has set up an agricultural restructuring scheme aimed at raising product value and incomes for farmers, but it should reduce intervention in the program to obtain better results, said an economic expert at a seminar on October 11.
Report on Implementation of the Resolution 19/NQ-CP
This Report assess the implementation of the Resolution 19/NQ-CP dated 12 March 2015 on key duties and solutions to improve business environment and national competitiveness in the first three months of 2016

The Restructuring for a more Competitive Vietnam (RCV) Project has been designed to support implementation of selected elements of the Government Master Plan on Economic Restructuring (MPER, 2013-2020). MPER goals supported by RCV are:
•    Increased national economic competitiveness;
•    Accelerated growth in labour productivity, employment and incomes; and
•    Improved transparency in business regulation and reduced corruption


Sowing the seeds of social investment in Vietnam
An Duong Craft Cooperative, which provides jobs and vocational training for women seeks social investment to expand.
Guides on foreign investment projects in VN
VGP – The Government on November 15, 2015 released Decree 118/2015/ND-CP, detailing and guiding the implementation of some articles of the 2014 Investment Law (Decree 118).
New guidelines on enterprise registration
VGP – As of December 1, 2015, the Ministry of Planning and Investment issued Circular 20/2015/TT-BKHDT (Circular 20) guiding Decree 78/2015/ND-CP on enterprise registration.
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Take action to restructure the economy and transform the growth model in accordance with the roadmap and proper steps to establish, by 2020, a more in-depth model of economic growth that ensures the quality of growth and a more efficient and competitive economy.


Publications - Reports
Assessment of Power Sector Reform in Vietnam
Demand for energy and electricity in Asia and the Pacific continues to soar due to their rapidly growing population and fast developing economies. The region thus needs a stronger and more responsive energy sector to attain more inclusive, environmentally sustainable economic growth. Toward this end, several developing countries in the region have undertaken a host of power sector reforms, and this three-country study was conducted by the Asian Development Bank to assess the relative successes and shortfalls of their respective reforms in achieving the targeted outcomes. Viet Nam, one of the three countries covered by the study, is following a road map for its power sector that envisions a fully operational competitive wholesale market by 2017 and a fully competitive retail market by 2023. It has subjected a number of its power generation and distribution assets to equitization, which involved corporatizing them into joint stock companies and selling their shares to other government-owned companies. The reform process has now functionally unbundled the industry’s monopoly structure and made possible several institutional, regulatory, and pricing reforms. This country report attempts to assess the economic, social, and environmental outcomes of these reforms by using internationally recognized energy indicators for sustainable development. We believe that it can provide other ADB member economies with useful insights for better power sector planning and decision making as well as policy and strategy formulation. It should also serve as invaluable guidance for improving ADB’s country and regional energy operations and assistance
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