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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[4 June 2023] — Due to a severe reduction in orders caused by economic concerns in Vietnam's main export markets, the leather and footwear industry has been compelled to once again scale back its labour force. The Hanoi Leather and Footwear Association disclosed that the export market has experienced a grave decline in orders. The size of the drop-off in orders ranges from 50 to 70 per cent, with some domestic companies suspending production entirely, with currently no orders for export.

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According to ILO, informal employment refers to ‘all employment arrangements that do not provide individuals with legal or social protection through their work, thereby leaving them more exposed to economic risk’. Informal employment refers to jobs, whether in the formal or informal sector, that are not covered by labour regulation, taxation, social protection or other employment benefits. The term informal economy workers refers to those who hold informal employment. According to the General Statistics ...

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