Vietnam’s 13th Party Congress: Continuities and New Elements in Economic Development


About the Webinar

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has concluded its all-important five yearly 13th Party Congress. On the economic front, the congress reviewed Vietnam’s socio-economic development over the past ten years and approved the socio-economic development strategy for the next ten years. The speaker will provide an assessment of Vietnam’s past economic development and share his insights on the new elements approved by the congress that will shape the country’s economic trajectory. The speaker will further highlight the challenges that lie ahead as Vietnam seeks to restore its economic growth momentum against the backdrop of domestic constraints and external geostrategic uncertainties.

About the Speakers

Nguyen Dinh Cung was Acting President and then President of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) from 2013 to 2019. In his more than 35 years at CIEM, Dr Cung has made significant contributions to Vietnam’s economic reform and development. He was a key drafter of many important laws such as Law on Company and Law on Private Enterprise (1990), Law on Enterprise (1999, 2005 and 2014), Law on Investment (2005 and 2014), Law on Bankruptcy (1991) and several other guiding documents. Dr Cung drafted the annual government resolutions on improving the business environment and enhancing national competitiveness from 2014 to 2019. He has contributed to policy making on institutional reforms, economic restructuring, state-owned enterprise reforms, business environment reforms, competitiveness improvement, investment and fair competition. He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Public Administration Reform Advisory Council and member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Group.


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Feb 23 2021


2:00 pm - 3:15 pm