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Drivers of Economic Reform in Vietnam’s Provinces

Published on 2 February 2015

Allowing provinces to find their own way forward was central to Vietnam’s progress in institutional and economic development. This article examines who drives this process of economic reform and finds that, in those provinces making the most progress, the private sector played an important role, not against, but with government. Both national and foreign enterprises played a role, but small enterprises tended to be marginalised. Some of the best insights come from comparing provinces and observing how different alignments of interest influenced the reform process.

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Schmitz, H.; Dau Anh Tuan; Pham Thi Thu Hang and McCulloch, N. (2015) ‘Drivers of Economic Reform in Vietnam’s Provinces’, Development Policy Review 33.2: 175-93

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Hubert Schmitz

Emeritus Fellow

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Schmitz, H., Dau Anh Tuan, Pham Thi Thu Hang and McCulloch, N.
Development Policy Review, volume 33, issue 2


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