ADB-Viet Nam Partnership Strategy

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018 for Viet Nam serves as an interim milestone to ensure a smooth transition to the next country partnership strategy (CPS), 2016-2020.

Preparatory work for the next CPS began in 2014 with key analytical and knowledge products, initial thematic and sector reviews, and initial government and development partner consultations. The new CPS will be aligned with the country's SocioEconomic Development Plan (SEDP), 2016-2020. 

COBP 2016-2018 is consistent with CPS 2012-2015, which focuses on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, and economic efficiency. It also takes into account initial indications of the priorities to be included in SEDP 2016-2020, and reflects the sharpening ADB operational focus identified under ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020. 

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.