Vietnam Economy 2018 in Review and Orientation for 2019


From 17-18 January 2019, Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Dean of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, attended Vietnam Economic Forum 2019 (VEF).

Continuing the success of the 1st and 2nd VEF in previous years, the 2019 VEF, featuring the main theme “Strengthening the fundamental drivers for rapid and sustainable growth” welcomed more than 2000 participants who are policy makers, academics, businesses and international organizations.

In 2019 VEF, Dr. Tu Anh moderated the Plenary Session and High-level Policy Dialogue titled “Vietnam Economy 2018 in Review and Orientation for 2019 – Strengthening the fundamental drivers for rapid and sustainable growth”. The panelists include Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of Central Organizational Commission Pham Minh Chinh, Chairman of Central Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, Former US Foreign Secretary John Kerry, and representatives from World Bank, Asian Development Bank and International Monetary Fund.

The policy dialogue focused on Party and Government’s orientation for short and medium growth path, global and regional challenges and opportunities, escalating trade tensions between U.S. and China and its impact on emerging economies like Vietnam.

Moreover, panelists discussed measures to safeguard macroeconomic stability and promoting stronger, more inclusive and more sustainable growth, vigorous actions towards climate change, energy security and support for R&D and innovation to develop.

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