Project meeting – Consultation on VARHS 2016 findings

The preliminary findings of the most recent Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) will be shared at a project meeting on 4 May 2017 in Hanoi. Held at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), experts involved in the collection and analysis of the survey will have the chance to discuss the 2016 report and get feedback before finalization later this year. 

The VARHS survey was first piloted in 2002 and is conducted every other year. It provides a detailed snapshot of how rural households are doing in the country and how they have managed through a major economic transition. 

The data from 2006-14 informed key findings presented in the new UNU-WIDER book, Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move, now available in English and in Vietnamese.

Programme (also in PDF English and Vietnamese)
13:00-13.30 Registration
13:30-13:45 Opening remarks
Nguyen Dinh Cung, President, CIEM
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
13:45-14:45 Presentation of draft report | Slides in English and Vietnamese
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER and Professor, University of Copenhagen
Carol Newman, Professor, Trinity College Dublin and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Saurabh Singhal, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Gaia Narciso, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Helge Zille, Research Associate, University of Copenhagen
14:45-15:00 Tea Break
15:00-16:00 Commentary
Nguyen Do Anh Tuan, Director, IPSARD
Dao Quang Vinh, President, ILSSA
Le Xuan Ba, former Vice President, CIEM
16:00-16:30 Open discussion
16:30-16:45 Conclusion
Nguyen Dinh Cung, President, CIEM
About the project

Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Viet Nam responds to the call by the UN Secretary General for reliable, timely and better disaggregated, country level data in the search for an evidence-based course to realizing economic transformation and sustainable development in a post-2015 development context. Specifically, the project builds on – and further develops – two unique firm and rural household panel data sets in Viet Nam, a dynamic East-Asian economy. Read more