Industrial Parks in Vietnam

Regional Economic Studies Programme Webinar

About the Webinar

Development of industrial parks (IPs) is regarded as an important policy instrument to foster socio-economic growth in Vietnam by attracting foreign direct investment, generating jobs, restructuring regional economy and enhancing the capacity of domestic firms through inter-firm linkages and technology spillovers. For the past two decades the number of IPs has increased five-fold, reflecting the country’s commitment to further facilitate investment and boost business competitiveness. In the context of increasing global uncertainty, the resulting disruption in global value chain and FDI relocation trend, how can the country prepare itself to overcome challenges and grab new opportunities? What role does IPs development policy play?

This webinar will provide an update and evaluation of the state of IPs in Vietnam, as well as discuss current government policies regarding IPs – their strengths, weaknesses and the way forward, taking into account recent developments in the global economy.

About the Speaker

Dr Doan Thi Thanh Ha is an Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in Jakarta. Her research interests include industrial organization, international trade, labor market and income distribution. She is involved in various research-based policy development projects at ERIA, focusing on trade facilitation and economic integration; globalization and firms’ behaviour; participation in global value chains and labour market outcome; technology exposure and employment; productivity improvement of the private sector in selected East Asian countries, among others. She is coordinating a capacity building program, in collaboration with UNCTAD experts, for ASEAN government officials on non-tariff measures.

Before joining ERIA, Dr Doan was a Research Associate at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo. She was also a short-term consultant for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.


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Aug 20 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 pm