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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[07 March 2021] — Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for foreign investors as several of the world’s largest technology corporations plan to shift their production chains to Vietnam, leading to certain changes in the structure and productivity of the labour market. Dahashi National Labour Co., Ltd., headquartered in Hanoi’s Hai Boi commune, is benefiting from the production shift from foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs). Focusing on providing seasonal, temporary, and outsourced labour, ...

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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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