Despite tremendous improvements in the last few decades, the environment to do business in Vietnam, and many Asian countries remain complex and challenging. Social progresses and environment norms in many cases lag far behind the business and economic boom in many of the countries in the region. Inequality is growing and poverty reduction is slowing down. These development issues remain and need to be addressed by innovative and tailor-made solutions which can fit to and work in the local contexts. Born ...

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[15 October 2017] – Vietnam has 18 million informal workers, accounting for 57% of the workforce, who are unprotected and vulnerable as they work without official employment contracts. The information was shared at the launch of a report on Vietnam’s labor force following a survey jointly conducted by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam and the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Vietnam. Many of such employees are even hired to work in the formal sector, making up one third of a total ...

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Prepared by Economica Vietnam, the “White Paper – Disaster Risks, Climate Change, and Responses of Vietnamese Businesses” explores the potential impacts of climate change and natural disasters on Vietnamese businesses and the economy, analyzes how businesses can respond to climate change and the potential opportunities it brings, all while stressing the importance of the case that government agencies, donors, and other stake holders should continue to support businesses in tackling the climate change ...

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