Viet Nam and ADB
In the Spotlight
In an update of its flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018, ADB forecasts Viet Nam’s economic growth at 6.9% for 2018, slightly lower than 7.1% projected in April as exports, agriculture, construction, and mining are expected to moderate in the second half of the year.
The Impact of Increased Import Competition from PRC on Income Inequality and Household Welfare in Viet Nam
Increased imports from the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 2000 to 2014 led to a fall in income inequality in provinces and districts in Viet Nam. Download report
ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao participated in the 6th GEF Assembly held 24–28 June in Da Nang, Viet Nam. During his visit, Mr. Nakao met with Viet Nam Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Chairman of the Da Nang City People’s Committee Mr. Huynh Duc Tho.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved $350 million in additional headroom to further expand the scope and impact of its Trade Finance Program (TFP), helping to close large market gaps for trade finance that impede growth and job creation.
Viet Nam’s economic growth has been increasing since 2011, while inflation has remained in single digits. Well-balanced macroeconomic policies have helped restore stability and investor confidence, with growth being propelled by a surge in foreign direct investment and export-oriented manufacturing.
Viet Nam needs to continue to develop a more dynamic market economy—one that can compete globally and deliver sustainable, equitable growth over the long term. Despite remarkable achievements in reducing poverty, serious development challenges remain, with income and other socioeconomic gaps still evident in pockets of ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups.
ADB's country partnership strategy for Viet Nam focuses assistance through three pillars: promoting job creation and competitiveness, increasing the inclusiveness of infrastructure and service delivery, and improving environmental sustainability and climate change response.
Viet Nam is a member of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
Projects in Viet Nam
- Strengthening Knowledge and Actions for Air Quality Improvement
- Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility
- Creador IV, L.P.
- Mainstreaming Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Lending Project
- Strengthening Regional Health Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion