Building on the Post Program Partnership Framework (P3F) of the previous financial sector program cluster, the Financial Sector Deepening Program (FSDP) will support the Government's sector initiatives including deepening the securities markets and developing related market infrastructure, and increasing the role of the non-bank financial sector in the financing of economic activity in Viet Nam. The proposed Subprogram 1 (SP1) of FSDP will focus on developing a well functioning money market, promoting a deeper and more liquid Government bond market, and building capacity within public institutions in accordance with the Government's human resources development plan.
|Project Name||Financial Sector Deepening Program - Subprogram 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance - Finance sector development - Insurance and contractual savings - Money and capital markets
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||Building on the Post Program Partnership Framework (P3F) of the previous financial sector program cluster, the Financial Sector Deepening Program (FSDP) will support the Government's sector initiatives including deepening the securities markets and developing related market infrastructure, and increasing the role of the non-bank financial sector in the financing of economic activity in Viet Nam. The proposed Subprogram 1 (SP1) of FSDP will focus on developing a well functioning money market, promoting a deeper and more liquid Government bond market, and building capacity within public institutions in accordance with the Government's human resources development plan.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
For the last decade and a half, ADB has supported financial sector development in Viet Nam with three successive clusters of Financial Sector Program Loans (FSPL). FSPL I facilitated the introduction and adoption of basic concepts and systems integral to a market based financial system, and established the foundations for a commercialized banking sector and key financial market infrastructure. FSPL II promoted the development of the non-bank financial sector by developing operational, regulatory and supervisory frameworks for capital markets and related infrastructure, by promoting institutional investors, developing a legal framework for leasing, and introducing an anti-money laundering regime. FSPL III promoted a deeper financial sector by strengthening the operational, legal and regulatory environment for efficient and liquid capital markets. ADB programs and technical assistance have contributed to the emergence of a nascent yet fast growing financial sector capable of intermediating both domestic and foreign savings into productive activities.
Viet Nam has made significant progress in socioeconomic development under Do Moi, (economic renovation programs) and is well on the way to become a more mature middle-income country. The reforms under Do Moi (Phase 1 and 2) have produced faster rates of economic growth, and helped Viet Nam reach (lower) middle income status with income per capita of US$ 1200/person (2010). The country now aspires to reach a higher middle income status with income per capita of at least US$3000/person, and significantly improve human development and reduce poverty by 2020. To achieve these goals, the Government's Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) 2020 has laid out an encompassing plan to transform Viet Nam into a modern, productive, and equitable economy.
To support economic transformation envisaged under SEDS 2020, efficient and effective intermediation of savings from both domestic and foreign sources is crucial. Recognizing this, SEDS 2020 affirms that financial sector reforms are essential to support the country's progression towards a more productive and mature economy. Continuous financial sector reforms are also viewed as necessary for meeting the economic challenges of an increasingly open economy after accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Moreover, compared with low-income developing countries on the one hand, and high-income developed countries on the other, middle-income emerging market economies are the most vulnerable to financial crises and instability, the 2008 credit crisis in the United States notwithstanding. Hence, continuous financial sector reform becomes more critical as Viet Nam is migrating towards a higher middle income status. FSDP will support the Government of Viet Nam in undertaking further financial sector reforms in this new stage of economic development in Viet Nam.
|Description of Outcome||TBD|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||TBD|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Satisfactory|
|During Project Implementation||To be updated|
|Consulting Services||The PPTA will require 24.5 person months (p-m) of individual consultant services. The breakdown of individual consulting services is as follow: An international money market expert / team leader (4 p-m, intermittent over 6 months), an international monetary policy operations expert (1.5 p-m); an international capital market expert (3 p-m); an international accounting and auditing expert (2 p-m); an international securities settlement expert (1.5 p-m), international securities commission experts (3 p-m), an international insurance expert (1.5 p-m), an international GMRA expert (a firm), and two field coordinators (national, 8 p-m, intermittent over 12 months).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Schuster, Stephen R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD|
State Bank of Vietnam
47-49 Ly Thai To Street
|Approval||21 Oct 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||10 Dec 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Oct 2011||18 Nov 2011||18 Nov 2011||31 Dec 2012||31 Dec 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||21 Oct 2011||556,260.63|
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