|Project Name||Financial Sector Development and Inclusion Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions - Finance sector development - Inclusive finance - Money and capital markets
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
As of 25 March 2021, $1,533,555 of the TA approved amount of $2,000,000 was committed (77% of the total TA amount); $1,008,305 was disbursed (66% of the committed amount); and $466,445 uncommitted TA amount (23% of the total TA amount). To date, 12 individual experts, 3 international consulting firms, and 1 service agreement with a national IT company have been engaged under the TA. Key activities completed under output 1 include the: (i) review of the legal impediments to resolving problem banks and non-performing loans; (ii) study visit (June 2017) to Singapore to better understand the supervisory tools to monitor financial stability; (iii) study on the establishment of a centralized database solution at the Credit Information Centre to support the implementation of the Basel II standardized approach; and (iv) adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Viet Nam by reviewing the current framework, identifying the gaps, and providing recommendations on actions to be undertaken for the adoption of IFRS in Viet Nam. Key activities completed under output 2 include: (i) review of the current Law on Securities, Investment, and Enterprise to support the amendment of the said law; (ii) capacity development for regulators and market players in derivatives; (iii) a study visit (December 2018) to the Netherlands to learn about the primary dealer system for government bonds; and (iv) review of the current taxes and fees applied to the securities market. Under output 3, the following activities were completed: (i) review of the draft National Financial Inclusion Strategy and (ii) a workshop on financial technology or fintech (September 2018). Experts have been engaged to support the following ongoing TA activities: (i) conducting a study on establishing a microfinance wholesale lending facility; (ii) developing and implementing the fintech regulatory sandbox; (iii) developing a financial inclusion website to support financial literacy; (iv) supporting the establishment of a credit rating agency for Viet Nam; (v) reviewing the current regulations on municipal bonds and developing a comprehensive manual to guide the issuance and debt portfolio management of these bonds; and (vi) developing a market assessment and readiness study to adopt a risk-based capital for the insurance sector. The project team is winding down on the TA activities due to the upcoming TA closing, which is 21 April 2021.
Previous Update: On 28 June 2019, Vice President (Operation 2) approved the increase in TA amount by $1,100,000 funded on a grant basis by the Government of Australia through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and administered by ADB, bringing the total TA amount to $2,000,000. The TA closing date was extended by 19 months to 21 April 2021 to provide time to implement the additional activities. Eleven individual experts and two international consulting firms have been engaged under the TA. Key activities completed under output 1 include: (i) review of the legal impediments for resolution of problem banks and non-performing loans; and (ii) a study visit (June 2017) to Singapore to better understand the new supervisory tools to monitor financial stability. Key activities completed under output 2 include: (i) review of the current Law on Securities, Investment, and Enterprise to support the amendment of the law; (ii) capacity development for regulators and market players in derivatives; and (iii) a study visit (December 2018) to the Netherlands to learn about the primary dealer system for government bonds. Under output 3, the following activities were completed: (i) review of the draft National Financial Inclusion Strategy; and (ii) a workshop on financial technology (fintech) (September 2018). Required experts have been engaged to support the following ongoing TA activities: (i) conducting a study on the establishment of a centralized database solution at the Credit Information Centre to support the implementation of the Basel II standardized approach; (ii) reviewing the current taxes and fees applied to the securities market; (iii) conducting a study on microfinance wholesale lending facility; (iv) developing and implementing the fintech regulatory sandbox; (v) developing a financial inclusion website to support financial literacy; (vi) facilitating the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) in Viet Nam; (vii) supporting the establishment of a credit rating agency for Viet Nam; and (viii) reviewing the current regulations on municipal bonds and developing a comprehensive manual to guide the issuance and debt portfolio management of municipal bonds.
|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||22 Apr 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Apr 2016||10 Feb 2017||10 Feb 2017||30 Sep 2019||21 Apr 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||1,100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||22 Apr 2016||1,367,343.30|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Risk-Based Capital Expert||Firm - Consulting||Closed||02 Sep 2020||22 Sep 2020|
|Establishment of a Domestic Credit Rating Agency-International Senior Financial Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jan 2020||17 Jan 2020|
|IFRS: National Accounting Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Jan 2020||10 Jan 2020|
|Establishment of a Domestic Credit Rating Agency-National Legal Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Oct 2019||08 Oct 2019|
|Establishment of a Microfinance Wholesale Lending Facility||Firm - Consulting||Closed||21 Aug 2019||27 Aug 2019|
|Strengthening National Financial Literacy (Web Design & Development Expert )||Firm - Consulting||Closed||18 Jul 2019||24 Jul 2019|
|Establishment of a Domestic Credit Rating Agency-International Financial Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 May 2019||17 Jun 2019|
|Establishment of a Domestic Credit Rating Agency-National Financial Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 May 2019||17 Jun 2019|
|International Tax Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Mar 2019||22 Mar 2019|
|Derivatives Training Expert (Legal and Regulatory Expert)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Sep 2018||26 Sep 2018|
|International Insurance Law and Regulation Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Sep 2018||28 Sep 2018|
|Derivatives Training Expert (Derivatives Products Expert)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Sep 2018||18 Sep 2018|
|National Legal Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Aug 2018||16 Aug 2018|
|National Inclusive Finance Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jul 2018||28 Jul 2018|
|International Money Market Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Jul 2018||22 Jul 2018|
|Viet Nam: Review of Bond Market Taxes and Fees||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Jun 2018||06 Jul 2018|
|Financial Sector Development and Inclusion Program (national bond market expert)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 Oct 2017||30 Oct 2017|
|Review of Bond Market Taxes and Fees||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Sep 2017||13 Sep 2017|
|Support to formulate Law on supporting the restructuring of credit institutions and NPL resolution||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Aug 2017||06 Sep 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9101||26 Mar 2021||S&P Global Ratings Singapore Pte.Ltd.(SINGAPORE)||12 Marina Boulevard, #23-01, Marina Bay Centre Singapore 018982||State Bank of Vietnam||149,750.00||—|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9101||21 Dec 2020||NMG FINANCIAL SERVICES CONSULTING PTE LTD(SINGAPORE)||109 North Bridge Road #05-21, Singapore, Singapore 179097||State Bank of Vietnam||123,070.00||—|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9101||25 Nov 2019||Applied Cross-Cutting Empowerment Strategies & Sol (PHILIPPINES)||3F Montivar Bldg.,34 Jupiter St.corner P Bel-Air Village, Makati, Manila NCR 1209 (formerly PF Technical Advisory Services||State Bank of Vietnam||Consulting Services||171,900.00||—|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9101||18 Jun 2019||OLIVER WYMAN PTE. LTD. (SINGAPORE) in association with Oliver Wyman Services Limited (UNITED KINGDOM)||8 MARINA VIEW #09-07 SINGAPORE 018960||State Bank of Vietnam||Consulting Services||100,000.00||—|
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