Waves of VARHS data

Project workshop – Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Viet Nam

Researchers will meet in Helsinki on 15-16 February 2018 to discuss their work arising from a recent UNU-WIDER call for papers for detailed economic analysis of the Viet Nam Access to Rural Households Survey (VARHS) dataset. The meeting provides a forum for gaining valuable feedback from others working with the five waves of VARHS data available, with resulting papers intended for a future submission of a journal special issue. The overarching aim is to address policy-relevant questions through original and innovative research on communes and households in rural Viet Nam.

An additional meeting will be held on 8 March 2018 at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Hanoi, Vietnam. Those participants who are not able to attend the meeting in Helsinki will have the opportunity to present their papers here.  

About the project

VARHS has tracked Vietnamese households since 2006, providing deep insights into how they are coping as the country undergoes structural transformation. Viet Nam’s contemporary economic similarities to a large number of developing economies make its experience and policy recommendations based on analysis of macro- and microeconomic data relevant for many regional and extra-regional stakeholders and partners. 

Learn more about the Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Viet Nam project.