OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Viet Nam 2018

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This review uses the OECD Policy Framework for Investment to present an assessment of the investment climate in Viet Nam and to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the government of Viet Nam in its reform efforts. It includes chapters on foreign investment trends and performance, the entry and operations of foreign investors, the legal framework for investment, corporate governance and competition policy, tax reforms, investment promotion and facilitation, infrastructure connectivity, investment framework for green growth and policies to promote and enable responsible business conduct.



Executive summary

The economic transformation of Viet Nam over the past three decades has been almost unparalleled. Since the launch of Doi Moi (or “Renovation”) policy in 1986, market-oriented structural reforms have paid off handsomely. Once one of the poorest countries in the world, Viet Nam is now a lower middle-income market economy. Tremendous socio-economic progress has been achieved, poverty has been substantially reduced and a middle class is rapidly emerging. The pace of economic growth has been impressive, with a remarkable capacity of the Vietnamese economy to weather global storms. Viet Nam has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, boasting an average growth of almost 7% over the past two decades. In many ways, Viet Nam is the envy of its neighbours, not only its growth performance, but also its ability to attract growing amounts of foreign direct investment and to sustain export growth in difficult times.


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