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Vietnam Development Partnership Forum 2014
December 5, 2014Hanoi


Vietnam Development Partnership Forum is a platform for high level dialogue. The theme of the 2014 forum is “Accelerating economic institutional reform, strengthening resilience and enhancing the competitiveness of Vietnam’s economy”.

Vision and Objectives: The Vietnam Development Partnership Forum (VDPF) is a platform for high level dialogue and intends to be substantive, action oriented and more inclusive. The forum supports substantive policy discussion between the Government of Vietnam, its development partners, the private sector, local and international civil society organizations, national research institutions and other development actors to foster broad-based socio-economic development and improved well-being for all Vietnamese.

Theme:
The theme for the VDPF 2014 is “Accelerating economic institutional reform, strengthening resilience and enhancing the competitiveness of Vietnam’s economy”. It is under the overarching theme for the VDPF for the period of 2013 – 2015, “Establishing new partnerships towards competitive, inclusive and sustainable growth”.

Two focuses for discussion this year includes:
• Market institutional reform: Market institutional reform to improve competitiveness of the economy.
• Private Sector Development: Private Sector Development for a sustainable and autonomic economy.

VDPF 2013 Results: The first VDPF was held in 2013. The Forum made a number of policy recommendations and action plans, which have been successfully implemented, in the following 4 domains: (i) Poverty reduction and ethnic poverty reduction; (ii) Private sector involvement in urban and rural water supply; (iii) Environment protection; and (iv) Increased competitiveness through vocational training and skill development.

8:00 – 8:20   Opening session:
                    •    Opening Remarks by H. E. Mr. Bùi Quang Vinh, Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Co-Chairperson
                    •    Opening remarks by Ms Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank Country Director for Vietnam, Co-Chairperson    

8:20 – 9:10    Prime Minister provides updates on socio-economic development and future orientation
                    •    Open discussion    

9:10 – 10:30  Session 1: Market institutional reform
                    •    Market institutional reform to improve competitiveness of the economy
                    •    Discussion   

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break   

10:45 – 12:00 Session 2: Private Sector Development
                      •    Private Sector Development for a sustainable and autonomic economy
                      •    Discussion   

12:00 – 12:20 Response and Guidance from Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng    

12:20 – 12:40 Closing Session
                      •    Summary of recommended actions by Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank Country Director for Vietnam, Co-Chairperson
                      •    Conclusion by H. E. Mr. Bùi Quang Vinh, Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Co-Chairman   

  • Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

    The Prime Minister will provide updates on Vietnam's socio-economic development and future orientation. He will also provide response and guidance for two topic discussions at the end of the forum.
  • Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh

    Minister Bui Quang Vinh will co-chair the forum.
  • World Bank Vietnam Country Director Victoria Kwakwa

    Ms. Victoria Kwakwa will co-chair the forum.
  • Other development actors

    Many development partners, the private sector, local and international civil society organizations, national research institutions and other development actors also participate in the forum.