Characteristics of the Vietnamese Business Environment: Evidence from a SME Survey in 2015

Seminar at Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Hanoi

Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and UNU-WIDER co-organized a seminar to present and discuss the findings of the 2015 Small and Medium Enterprises Survey on 5 May 2016, in Hanoi. The report provides an overview of key facts from the 2015 survey and also presents trends emerging from comparison of findings with the 2013 survey and earlier years. The survey is part of UNU-WIDER research project 'Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Viet Nam'.

At the seminar the report was presented by researchers who have worked on the survey within UNU-WIDER’s project, namely Kasper Brandt, John Rand, Smriti Sharma, Finn Tarp, and Neda Trifkovic. The topics of the report vary form enterprise growth and dynamics, informality and corruption, investments, innovation, labor productivity, employment structure, and trade and export performance.

After the presentation, local economic experts, researchers from CIEM, and policy-makers gave their comments and feedback about on the report. The final version of the report will be launched in November 2016.

8:00-8:30 Registration 
8:30-8:40 Opening remarks
Tran Kim Chung, Vice President, CIEM
8:40-9:40 Report presentation: 'Charasteristics of the Vietanmese Business Environment: Evidence from a SME Survey in 2015'
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
Smriti Sharma, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER 
John Rand, Non-Resident Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER 
Neda Trifkovic
Kasper Brandt
9:40-10:20 Comments
Pham Chi Lan, Economic expert
Tran Tien Cuong, Economic expert
Nguyen Hoa Cuong, Deputy Director General, Agency for Enterprise Development
Nguyen Trong Hieu, Deputy Director, Institute of Business studies and Development
10:20-10:30 Tea break 
10:30-11:10 Comments
Dang Duc Anh, Director, Department for Analysis and Forecast, National Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast (NCEIF)
Nguyen Ba Ngoc, Deputy Director General, ILSSA
To Hoai Nam, Vice President cum General Secretary of Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME)
Bui Anh Tuan, Deputy Director General, Agency for Business Registration 
11:10-11:30 Discussion
11:30-11:35 Closing
Tran Kim Chung, Vice President, CIEM
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