Viet Nam Economic Pulse 2023
’Leveraging Tech to Foster Viet Nam's Prosperity
- Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Str, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, Viet Nam
- 06 December 2023 - 8:00 AM
The Central Institute for Economic Management (“CIEM”), under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) of Viet Nam, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are co-organizing semi-annual economic forums entitled “Viet Nam Economic Pulse” (VEP). The main objective of the VEP is to create a new channel to engage government officials, academic institutions, the business community and associations in inclusive discussions on economic affairs, socio-economic development policy and national development plans. The discussions help form a national consensus in support of a development process that leaves no one behind. In-depth research on key development issues and the involvement of Vietnamese organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives will enrich the national dialogue on economic issues and contribute to the achievement of national development goals.Read more
The topic of the VEP 2023 is “Leveraging Tech to Foster Viet Nam's Prosperity”. Viet Nam’s sustainable development and socio-economic transformation is accelerating at a time of profound global change. The digital revolution, emerging and disrupting technologies, the energy transition, rapidly changing trade patterns offer many opportunities and pose new challenges for the country’s economy. To exploit the incredible potential of new technologies, industry 4.0, and the digital revolution, Viet Nam will need to invest in its human capital and equip the current labor force and Vietnamese youth with digital skills and knowledge required by the digital transformation and a tech and R&D-driven economy. In this context, fostering dialogue among relevant actors is a crucial starting point to imagine design policies to attract investments in industries and value chains involved in the production of strategic and cutting-edge technologies such as semiconductors and artificial intelligence, and incentivize the creation of new tech ecosystems to boost innovation and productivity as key ingredients for Viet Nam’s sustainable development.
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Str, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, Viet Nam
06 December 2023 - 8:00 AM
Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam Khalidi has over 30 years of...
Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam Khalidi has over 30 years of experience working in development and policy research at both the national and regional levels, including 25 years with UNDP and the UN Secretariat. At the regional level, Ms. Khalidi has led the interdisciplinary and strategic planning efforts of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, and managed the organization’s technical cooperation programmes and policy advisory services to the 18 Member States. She has also led the organization’s partnership with donors, UN agencies and civil society partners. Ms. Khalidi’s policy work has focused on poverty reduction, inclusive social development, gender equality and good governance. She has also worked as a journalist, a researcher, and a programme manager in diverse country contexts. Most recently, Ms. Khalidi was UNDP Resident Representative in Syria between 2019 and 2022, where she managed a $50 million programme focused on delivering early recovery and resilience support through the creation of livelihoods opportunities, the rehabilitation of critical social infrastructure, and the promotion of social cohesion. Ms. Khalidi is a national of Jordan and holds a Master of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University. She is fluent in English and Arabic with a working knowledge of French.
Director General of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (NATEC), Ministry of Science...
Director General of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (NATEC), Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam Dr. Pham Hong Quat is the Director General of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (NATEC), Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam. Dr. Quat has got the Bachelor of Laws in Hanoi Law University of Vietnam in 1991 and obtained the Degree of Doctor of Laws in Nagoya University of Japan in 2007. He has been working for the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam for more than 20 years in different positions. He has experience in making policy on intellectual property protection, technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship development. He is in charge of the head of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (NATEC) from 2014. This agency is running the Project for National Startup Ecosystem Development in Vietnam from 2016.
Deputy Director of the National Innovation Center (NIC), Ministry of Planning and Investment NIC is...
Deputy Director of the National Innovation Center (NIC), Ministry of Planning and Investment
NIC is tasked with supporting and developing the innovation ecosystem, contributing to the innovation of growth models based on scientific and technological advancements. The establishment of NIC marks a significant step by the Government to materialize Resolution No. 52-NQ/TW of the Politburo, which outlines guidelines and policies for proactive participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Currently, NIC is spearheading the development of the Project "Developing human resources in Vietnam's semiconductor industry until 2030, with a vision to 2045."
Mr. Hoai holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a master’s degree in finance from Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University, as well as a master’s degree in science - Technology from ENS Paris - Saclay, French Republic.
Chủ tịch Pacific Rim Investment and Management
Chủ tịch Pacific Rim Investment and Management
Mr. Nguyen Huu Tho is currently Director of the Department of Economic Analysis and Forecast,...
Mr. Nguyen Huu Tho is currently Director of the Department of Economic Analysis and Forecast, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). Mr. Tho has 25 years of experience in scientific research in the field of economics. He used to work in many different positions at Ha Noi National University and CIEM. Along with scientific research, he also participated in teaching and delivering lectures and supervising master and doctoral candidates in economics topic at CIEM and other Universities such as University of Economics-National University, Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences, Viet Nam Academy of Agriculture and Hoa Binh University.
Jonathan Pincus is a development economist specializing in Southeast Asia, focusing on macroeconomics, rural development...
Jonathan Pincus is a development economist specializing in Southeast Asia, focusing on macroeconomics, rural development and poverty analysis. He has held teaching posts in Europe, the United States, and Asia and carried out research and analytical assignments with various international organizations and financial institutions. As a director and board member of several philanthropic organizations, he has established scholarship programs for Southeast Asian students and established research and teaching programs in Indonesia, Viet Nam and Myanmar. He is currently Senior International Economist with the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam.
Country Director Representative Office Vietnam Arizona State University Phuong Anh joined the Arizona State University...
Country Director Representative Office Vietnam Arizona State University Phuong Anh joined the Arizona State University (ASU) as In-Country Program Manager in October 2016 and is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Phuong Anh was Finance, Human Resources and Administration Manager of Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF). She also worked as the Human Resources and Administration Manager of Oxfam Hong Kong, an International NGO in Vietnam. Phuong Anh holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from the American Heritage University, a BSC in Economics and Trade from the National Economics University, and a BA in English from Hanoi National University in Hanoi Vietnam. She possesses comprehensive knowledge and solid background of human resources and administration, policy development and update, recruitment and orientation, employment contract, payroll, insurance, and staff development. Ms. Phuong Anh is excited to join ASU and looks forward to contributing towards achieving the mission of ASU. On the personal side, she enjoys reading, traveling, and listening to music.
Nguyen Truong Thang received his PhD in 2005 at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and...
Nguyen Truong Thang received his PhD in 2005 at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan. His research major are Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity. Currently, he is working as the Director of Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. As assigned by Ministry of Science and Technology, A/Prof. Dr. Nguyen Truong Thang is the National Focal Point of Vietnam in Sub-Committee on Micro-electronics and Information Technology (SCMIT). From Jan 2021, he is acting as the SCMIT Chair. He is actively working for the digital transformation of government and industry in Vietnam via various IT projects. He frequently contributes ideas for Vietnam government to formulate national digital transformation and AI strategies.
Vice President CIEM
Vice President CIEM
|8.45 – 9.15||Overview Viet Nam’s economy 2023: The main driving forces for growth and development||Mr. Nguyen Huu Tho, Director, Department of Economic Analysis and Forecast, CIEM|
|9.15 – 9.45||STI-The key leverage for Viet Nam in Global Value Chain||Mr. Nguyen Truong Thang, Director, Institute of Information Technology (IoIT), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology|
|9.45– 10.15||The middle-income trap and technology policy in Southeast Asia||Mr. Jonathan Pincus, Senior Economist, UNDP Viet Nam|
|10.15 – 10.30||Tea break|
|10.30 – 11.30
1. Mr. Vo Xuan Hoai, Deputy Director, Vietnam National Innovation Center (NIC), MPI
2. Mr. Jonathan Pincus, Senior Economist, UNDP Viet Nam
3. Mr. John Rockhold, Chairman, Vietnam Business Forum, Power and Energy Working Group
4. Mr. Pham Hong Quat, Director General of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (NATEC), MOST
5. Ms. Dang Tran Phuong Anh, Country Director, Representative Office of Arizona State University, the United States
Moderator: Mr. Luong Van Khoi, Vice President, CIEM
|11.30 – 11.45||Q&A|
Ms. Tran Thi Hong Minh, President, CIEM
Mr. Luong Van Khoi, Vice President, CIEM