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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[18 Feb 2021] — Vietnam is set to become the next manufacturing hub in Asia, beating its regional competitors as its economy managed to grow 2.9 per cent in 2020 and is forecast to grow 6.5-7 per cent in 2021. Vietnam has seen a stronger recovery than regional countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines as it has a well-developed basic public health system, a strong central government, and a proactive containment strategy for COVID-19 based on comprehensive testing, tracing, and quarantining ...

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Among ASEAN member states (AMS), there is a strong consensus about the need to reduce informality and promote formalisation of businesses. With support by GIZ and OECD, Economica Vietnam provided support to the ASEAN Secretariat in the conceptualization, implementation and documentation of the the 2018 Policy Dialogue (PD) on Registration of Micro Enterprises and Family Businesses – What, Why and How in the ASEAN Region, which was held on 2nd April 2018 in Lao PDR and the 2019 Policy Dialogue on ...

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