ADB-Viet Nam Partnership Strategy

ADB's country partnership strategy (CPS), 2012–2015, for Viet Nam focuses on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, and economic efficiency.

While Viet Nam has made impressive progress in reducing poverty, regional disparities remain. The poor are vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change. Adapting infrastructure and building climate resilience in coastal and low-lying areas will safeguard human and natural resources, and protect the poor.

Although Viet Nam has weathered the global financial crisis well, destabilizing inflationary pressure has been a persistent problem. National competitiveness is also being held back by shortage of skilled labor and inadequate infrastructure and structural rigidities, including inefficiencies in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and a shallow banking system.

The 2012–2015 CPS focuses support on six core sectors: agriculture and natural resources; education; energy; finance; transport; and water supply and other municipal infrastructure. It will continue to support structural and policy reforms including state-owned enterprise (SOE) reforms, promote inclusive growth by targeting disadvantaged regions, and strengthen the government's ability to address environmental and climate change challenges. ADB's support for infrastructure, rural development, and education will help enhance the poor's economic opportunities and access to services.

ADB's engagement in public sector management supports policy and institutional reforms for enhancing economic efficiency and improving social services for the poor while minimizing the risk of external and internal shocks pushing them back into poverty.

Country Operations Business Plans

Country Partnership Strategies

Country Partnership Strategy Final Review

Country Partnership Strategy Updates

CPS Mid-Term Review Reports

Fact Sheets

Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs

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.