Policy Seminar - Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Vietnam

A Rising Dragon on the Move

The 'Growth, Structural Transformation and Rural Change in Vietnam: A Rising Dragon on the Move' report will be launched in Main Hall of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) 9-11:30 am on Wednesday 5 August.

The synthesis report, part of the UNU-WIDER Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Vietnam project, provides detailed and policy-relevant information on the economy and society of rural Vietnam.

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Using the household survey for identifying policies for inclusive growth

The report is based on five rounds of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Surveys (VARHS) carried out with 2,162 households in 12 provinces in Vietnam every two years between 2006 and 2014, supported by Danida.

VARHS includes an extensive number of ethnic and rural poor households that have been relatively excluded from traditional growth processes. This means that the evidence from VARHS can support the identification of policies for inclusive growth that leaves no group or minority behind; an objective which falls closely in line with recent international calls for a data revolution within the context of the post-2015 development agenda.


Chair: Dr Nguyen Thi Tue Anh, Vice President of CIEM

Key findings and recommendations from the report: Professor Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER and Professor at the University of Copenhagen

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Dr Hoàng Vũ Quang, Vice-Director, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD)

Associate Professor Vu Thi Minh, Dean of the Faculty of Real Estate and Resource Economics at the National Economics University (NEU)

Dr Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Director of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA)

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