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Contribution to APEC HRD Expert Meeting

On 7 and 8 July 2010, an APEC experts meeting workshop was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event aims to further advance APECs inclusive growth agenda in 2010 by assessing the human resource impacts of the global economic crisis and to identify what ...

Improving Provincial Competiveness Index and Business Environment

The Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) is an effort to explain why some parts of the country perform better than others in terms of private sector dynamism, job creation and economic growth. Using new survey data fromapproprimately 10.000 businesses ...

Local Economic Development to Improve National Competitiveness

[4 Sept. 2010] - Local Economic Development (LED) is a process to mobilise stakeholders from the public and private sectors as well as from civil society to become partners in a joint effort to improve the economy of a defined sub-national territory ...

Moving from necessity-driven entrepreneurial activity to development of high performance SMEs

[23 Sept. 2010] Since 1980s, Viet Nam has allowed the development of private business and SMEs. Starting with some timid reforms in the 1990s in private SMEs development, bolder reform was introduced in 1999 through Enterprise Law. The country has since ...

APEC TATF Country Case Study on Micro Finance in Vietnam

[22 Oct. 2010] A case study on microfinance in Vietnam has been implemented with significant support, inputs and contribution by Economica Vietnam. This is implemented under the efforts by APEC Training Assistance and Training Facility (TATF) to see ...