Seminar: Assessing Vietnam’s Economic and Political Developments since the CPV’s 12th Congress
About the Seminar
The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in January 2016 elected a new party leadership and led to the appointment of a new government under Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc three months later. Since then, the Party and its government have taken important steps to fight corruption, strengthen party discipline, and promote economic growth. The seminar will review these political and economic developments and assess their implications for Vietnam’s outlook. It will also discuss the outcomes of the Fifth Plenum of the CPV’s Central Committee (May 2017), in which the Party sacked a Politburo member and adopted important resolutions on the socialist-oriented market economy, the reform of state-owned enterprises, and the development of the private sector.
About the Speaker
Le Dang Doanh is currently a member of the Committee for Development Policy of the UN (2016-2018), a Senior Fellow at the Economic College, Hanoi National University (HNU) and member of the Scholar Board of the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM). Before that, he was a senior economist and advisor to the Minister of Planning and Investment until his retirement in July 2007. Dr Le has also been a member of the (advisory) research commission of the Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1993 until June 2006; the president of the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) between 1993 and 2001; vice-president of the CIEM from 1990 to 1993; and the senior economist to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Van Linh from 1989 until 1990. In addition, Dr Le has lectured at universities and academies in Hanoi, and spent time as a visiting professor at the Nihon University in Tokyo. He has served on various boards and committees, including the commission for state-owned enterprise reform; the research group of the Prime Minister for socio-economic and administration reform; the commission for finance and monetary policy; the Vietnam-Japan Research Council; and the commission for finance and foreign exchange in East and South East Asia of the Ministry of Finance of Japan, nominated by Minister Myazawa.