SOUTHMOD country report Viet Nam - VNMOD v3.3

This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam. This work has been carried out by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and SASPRI.

The results presented in this report are derived using VNMOD version 3.3 running on EUROMOD software. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of VNMOD results against external data sources. For further information on access to VNMOD, see the model page.

The VNMOD model and its documentation in this country report have been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project on ‘SOUTHMOD—simulating tax and benefit policies for development’. For more information, see the SOUTHMOD project page.


SOUTHMOD is a joint project between UNU-WIDER, Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI), and the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Politica Science (LSE) in which tax–benefit microsimulation models for selected developing countries are being built. These models enable researchers and policy analysts to calculate, in a comparable manner, the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives for the population of each country.

Previous VNMOD country reports

VNMOD v2.3
VNMOD v1.0