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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[06 January 2022] — Green growth, as defined by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), is “economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive”. Countries pursuing green growth hope to achieve economic growth – often measured in terms of GDP and employment outcomes – while at the same time ensuring social equity, protecting the environment, and taking climate action. In October, Vietnam approved its National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030, with a vision towards 2050. ...

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The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was first ratified by the EU and then by the National Assembly of Vietnam, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. After the completed ratification, the EVFTA entered into force on 1st of August 2020. This historical agreement brings hope and new growth opportunities to both parties of the agreement. Once fully implemented it will contribute to economic recovery in a post-COVID world. The EVFTA is a new generation FTA between Vietnam and the European Union. ...

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