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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[2 May 2018] — Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been highly conducive to economic development in Việt Nam as they significantly contribute to job creation, export promotion, growth generation and poverty reduction. However, despite accounting for some 98 per cent of the country’s enterprises, SMEs’ performance is still constrained by many factors, including both “internal capacity” and “unfriendly external factors”, such as shortage of qualified human resources and little access to ...

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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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