Country Reports

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 of 6.7%. Agriculture, forestry and fishery and service sectors improved greatly compared to previous years. The number of foreign visitors set a record of nearly 13 million, contributing to the recovery of service sector. The manufacturing witnessed a tremendous growth of 14.4%, being the driving force of the whole industry sector. more…

March 5, 2018

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…

November 23, 2017

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 Law on Public Debt Management in 2009, after eight years of implementation, has revealed some shortcomings that need to be amended and supplemented. In such context, the draft revision of the Law on Public Debt Management has been developed and is expected to be passed at the fourth session of the 14th National Assembly in October - November this year. more…

November 20, 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…

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 | October 10, 2016


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