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Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy for Viet Nam

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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 18-19 December 2017 - The UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, in collaboration with the Industry Agency at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Viet Nam, organized a two-day executive programme on evidence-based industrial policymaking titled “Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy”.

The programme, gathering over 20 high-level policymakers from different Ministries and Departments engaged in implementing Viet Nam’s industrial policy, conveyed some of the basic principles and outlined the benefits of evidence-based industrial policymaking. The underlying methodology, developed by UNIDO in cooperation with the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GiZ), called EQuIP (Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy) provides a comprehensive toolkit including both quantitative as well as qualitative instruments to develop dynamic industrial policies and to support their effective implementation.

The event is part of a project "Support to the Government of Viet Nam in the formulation of Sub-Sector Industrial Strategy and of the related Implementation Policy through Institutional Capacity Building" funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The project aims at enhancing the quality of Viet Nam’s industrial development strategy and policy through building institutional capacity, compiling industrial reports for the public and the private sector, and proposing concrete strategies and policies to enhance Viet Nam’s industrial competitiveness. It will be followed by a working-level training in January 2018.

At the opening, Mr. Tran Quang Ha, Deputy Director General of the Industry Agency, MOIT, thanked UNIDO for its timely intervention during a time where Viet Nam is about to increase its share of manufacturing in its overall economic output. Ms. Killmeyer-Oleche, Chief of the Institute for Capacity Development, UNIDO looked ahead at future cooperation with Vietnamese stakeholders in capacity development to support the country on its industrialization path.

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