Workshop - Report launch of Characteristics of the Vietnamese business environment

Evidence from a small and medium enterprise survey in 2011

A report describing the main findings and key policy recommendations arising from a new survey of Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was launched at Ha Noi’s Central Institute of Economic Management on 21 November 2012.

The results of previous survey rounds, and in particular those of 2005, 2007, and 2009, inspired CIEM of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Department of Economics (DoE) of the University of Copenhagen, and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) together with Danida/the Royal Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, to plan and carry out a further survey in 2011. The survey covered 2,500 small and medium-sized non-state enterprises operating in the manufacturing sector, and was implemented in ten provinces. The report is based on enterprises that were interviewed, and the report and forthcoming studies make use of the fact that a sample of approximately 2,500 SMEs is available, including a large number of firms for which information is available dating back to 2005.

Ultimately, this information is a resource that will enable the Vietnamese government to work with its development partners to encourage the development of policies that generate good jobs characterised by fair wages and employment terms while generating sustainable economic growth.  

More information on research page: The Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Survey