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Quarterly Report (I) - Independent Assessment Of Vietnam's Macroeconomic Policies

Regarding Vietnamese economy, Q1 surprised with a growth level of 5.1%, the lowest level for the past three years. The recovery of agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture sectors (2.0%), together with the stable growth in the service sector (6.5%) were not enough to compensate for the abnormally low growth level of the industry sector. Notably, manufacturing and processing sector grew at only 8.3%, lower than Q1/2016. The VEPI of 5.8% also reflects a slowdown in the economic growth of Viet Nam in Q1. more…

Event Reports | April 15, 2017

The proceedings of the conference “30 Years of Doi Moi: Success, Lessons and Prospects”

In 2016 KAS and University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) jointly organized the conference “30 Years of Doi Moi: Success, Lessons and Prospects”. The publication of the proceedings of the conference is an offer to the esteemed reader to follow us in discovering the opportunities and challenges of Vietnam’s future reform course. more…

Event Reports | March 1, 2017

Job Announcement

We, a German Political Foundation, have been present in Vietnam for over 20 years and are partner to over 15 prestigious Vietnamese organizations, institutes, universities, government and legislative bodies and other political stakeholders. We are engaged in rule-of-law structures, parliamentary democracy, sustainable and social market economy, regional and international integration, development of modern media. KAS Hanoi Office is currently looking for a Project Manager. If you are interested in the position please find the application requirements in the below PDF File. more…

Country Reports | January 11, 2017

KAS Analysis: Vietnam as an Up-and-Coming Actor in South-East Asia

Vietnam’s economic growth, its geo-strategically important location on the South China Sea and its multilateral trading within international and regional organisations have contributed to the country’s success in developing into a significant actor in the region. Though the poor human rights situation remains, the condition of the rule of law needs to be improved the country’s political efforts to become a respected member of the international community are bearing fruit. more…

Peter Girke | Country Reports | October 10, 2016

Handbook on EVFTA to be released

The EVFTA handbook, the result of a seminar series held by the Foreign Trade University (FTU) under the sponsorship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, holds up important aspects of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam (EVFTA). more…

Country Reports | January 14, 2016