Workshop on Vietnam’s Competitiveness Report

Dr. Vu Minh Khuong
On 21st January 2010, University of Economics and Business - VNU, VEPR’s experts, representatives of the Faculty of Development Economics, Department of Scientific Research, together with leaders of UEB had a meeting with representative of the authors of Vietnam’s Competitiveness Report 2009 - 2010, Dr. Vu Minh Khuong from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

The meeting aimed at discussing on the draft of the Vietnam’s Competitiveness Report 2009-2010. Responsible for the Report is Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, while Professor Michael Porter - founding father of the theory on Competitiveness of Nations, is supervising its contents. 4Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School, and Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) (Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Invesment) are co-organizers of the Report, which will be presented at the East Asia World Economy Forum held in Ho Chi Minh city in June, 2010.

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh is currently a member of the Report’s Advisory Board.

The meeting was fruitful and effective. Dr. Vu Minh Khuong highly appreciated the contributions from VEPR’ experts and expressing his hope that VEPR can directly contribute to the Report to make it an international standard one with Vietnamese knowledge.

Ton Minh Nguyet (VEPR)

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