experts and participants pose for a photo after the first session of the conference.

Enhancing citizens' participation in policy making processes in East Asia

International and Vietnamese experts gather in Hanoi for 1.5 days to discuss the obstacles preventing democracy though it is constitutionalised. Also high on the agenda is how to improve grassroots democracy in East Asian countries. The conference is coorganised by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and KAS Vietnam.

Video: 3rd Ocean Dialogue Interviews on balancing priorities

The 3rd Ocean Dialogue touched upon sensitive topics regarding international law and the South China Sea. Prof. Herman J. Kraft and Dr Yan Yan answer questions on the influence of external powers and priorities to address. more…

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3rd Ocean Dialogue: International Law and South China Sea

On 11 June, international law experts from China, the Philippines and Vietnam discussed comprehensive solutions to the claims on territorial disputes. It was concluded that substantial negotiation on the Code of Conduct, respect for international law and cooperation are key to achieving success.



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of the political foundations of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its activities and projects, the Foundation realizes an active and substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. Here we present the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its activities in Vietnam.



Vietnam Quarterly Macroeconomic Report

Quarter 4 - 2017

The domestic economy, after an abnormal Q3, continued to be reported with even more impressive growth rate of 7.65% (yoy), which contributed to the overall growth rate of 6.81% in 2017, surpassing the National Assembly’s target [...] more…

Global Future Survey 1/2017

The first Global Future Survey in the year 2017 has been published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Fraunhofer Institute. more…

Evaluation of the Law on Public Debt Management of Vietnam and some Policy Implications

In Vietnam, the scale of public debt tends to increase dramatically and has approached the limit set by the National Assembly. This fact indicates the need to enhance the effectiveness of public debt management. Meanwhile, the [...] more…

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