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Efficiency and competitiveness of the private sector in Vietnam

The private sector has increasingly played an important role in the economic development of Vietnam. In the period from 2005 to 2009, the GDP average annual growth rate of the formal private sector was 13.87%, much higher than the rate of 7.83% for the whole economy. However, the important contribution of private sector to the economy was though recognized, there are still debates and even critics over the relatively low level of productivity and competitiveness of the private sector.

Expectations for industrial production in the rest of 2012
In the first half of 2012 industrial production businesses had to cope with numerous difficulties and a high inventory level. In the rest of the year, industrial production is expected to revive as government support solutions become effective and consumer demand increases.
Application of science and technology in socio- economic development

In modern economic development, due to limited resources and tend to increasingly scarce, so the leading engine of development is to improve science and technology and thus scientific and technological activities play a decisive role to improve productivity and output.

Capturing the Wealth from Vietnam’s Energy Resources

Over the last two decades, Vietnam has emerged as an important regional producer of crude oil, natural gas, and coal. The exploration of these resources has taken place mostly since the country’s independence and reunification, when many important deposits have been discovered and exploration activities boosted. In 1987 the Law on Foreign Investment also opened the door for foreign investors in the mineral exploration sector and production of key energy resources such as crude oil, natural gas, and coal have rapidly increased overtime.

Structures in rural and agricultural sertors

Over 20 years of the economic reform in Vietnam has brought about great success to the economy in term of growth, structure and using resources. However, agricultural and rural areas where habitat more than 70% of population, still has  faced great challenges of being left behind and unequally benefited the outcome of the reform. Importantly, the long term growth of rural economy is not secured due to many reasons of which the internal factors and the backwardness of the economic structure are the main

Restructuring technological innovation activities in Vietnam

Today, in the context of globalization and international economic integration, technological innovation has become one of the important factors determining the competitiveness of enterprises of all countries in general and of Vietnamese enterprises in particular. The past years of renovation, many Vietnam’s enterprises have been developing incessantly; put boldly investment in technology renovation, step by step as the imported technology ownership, thence they have created good quality products that enhance competitiveness in both domestic and international market.

Developing supporting industries - the situation and some recommendations
Developing the service sector, especially the high value added services
Avoiding the middle-income trap: Renovating industrial policy formulation in Vietnam
Preserving and developing trade villages in the industrialization, modernization of the country
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