Report Launch - Vietnam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)

16 November 2016, Hanoi, Viet Nam
The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and UNU-WIDER are co-organizing a workshop on 16 November to present and discuss the findings of the report 'Viet Nam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)'.

The report is an important contribution to the process of strengthening the analytical foundation for the economic reform process in Viet Nam. It therefore remains a key reference on the economy of Viet Nam, as well as the starting point for subsequent improvements and refinements.

The workshop will feature presentations from representatives of key sectors set to play an important role in the Vietnamese economy. Doan Xuan Hoa of the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development will address the issue of linkages and value chains in the food processing sector, and Do Cam Tho from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism will discuss the touristic projections for 2020.

The report launch will attract participation by representatives from the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam, experts at local research institutes and universities, as well as representatives of state agencies.


Opening remarks
Tran Kim Chung, Vice President, CIEM 
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
Introduction of Vietnam 2012 SAM
Ho Cong Hoa, CIEM
Analysis on structural changes in Viet Nam using SAM 2000 and SAM 2012
Dang Thi Thu Hoai, CIEM
Tea break
Challenges and directions to improve linkages and upgrading value chains of food processing sector
Doan Xuan Hoa, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development
Challenges and directions to make tourism to be a key economic sector of Vietnam by 2020
Do Cam Tho, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
Q&A and discussions
Closing remarks
Tran Kim Chung, Vice President, CIEM
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER

About the project

This project 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