Two years has passed since the 12th Vietnamese Communist Party Congress and the swearing in of a brand-new government, ushering in a change in the country’s top leadership.
Pledging to improve Vietnam’s business environment, the Government continues to pursue a series of administrative reforms on the back of a steady above-six-percent growth. It also faces numerous developmental challenges, including a massive fiscal deficit, a still-bloated state sector and the lingering impact of a series of environmental disasters, all of which will test the dexterity and resolve of the new administration.
A year after Vietnam’s hosting of APEC 2017, EABA will convene a special delegation to meet with senior Vietnamese officials and policymakers. This delegation will seek to learn more about the new government’s reform agenda as well as the opportunities and challenges facing one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic economies.