Plastic as a valuable resource for Vietnam to tackle plastics pollution

Plastic as a valuable resource for Vietnam to tackle plastics pollution

A new IFC-World Bank analysis suggests used plastic could be a valuable resource for Vietnam to scale up recycling and other plastic circularity efforts.
Stronger private sector - a key to economic transformation in Vietnam

Stronger private sector - a key to economic transformation in Vietnam

As Vietnam battles COVID-19, accelerating reforms, upgrading workforce skills and infrastructure will strengthen the private sector to help the country recover.
Foreign investors maintain confidence in Vietnam’s economy

Foreign investors maintain confidence in Vietnam’s economy

Vietnam attracted 14 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of this year, only 2 percent lower than the same period last year, showing foreign investors’ confidence in Vietnam’s economic scenario in mid-and long terms.
Firms given recommendations to develop sustainably, realise dual goals

Firms given recommendations to develop sustainably, realise dual goals

A webinar themed “Sustainable Businesses Implement Dual Goals” was held on September 9 as part of the 8th Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum (VCSF).
World Bank, IFC and Australia partner to strengthen VN capital market

World Bank, IFC and Australia partner to strengthen VN capital market

The IFC and the World Bank, in partnership with the Australian government, are implementing a multi-year advisory programme to facilitate Viet Nam’s stock market development, the IFC announced on Tuesday.
World Bank and Australia partner to strengthen Vietnam’s capital market

World Bank and Australia partner to strengthen Vietnam’s capital market

IFC, the World Bank, and Australia have partnered to promote the development of Vietnam's equity capital market.
World Bank, Japan support Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19

World Bank, Japan support Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19

The World Bank (WB) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) have recently signed a financing deal worth 2.75 million USD for a project on strengthening COVID-19 response capacity at the grassroots level in Vietnam.
Greener finance incentives picked up by local banks

Greener finance incentives picked up by local banks

Capital injection from international and local lenders is envisaged to help boost green-driven, sustainable and high-value agricultural models, as well as bridge the gap for the climate-finance market which is still at the nascent stage in Vietnam.
Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City rise to $3.7 billion in first seven months

Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City rise to $3.7 billion in first seven months

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, remittances flowing into Ho Chi Minh City increased sharply in the first seven months of 2021.
World Bank and COVAX to accelerate vaccine access for developing countries

World Bank and COVAX to accelerate vaccine access for developing countries

The World Bank and the COVAX global vaccine distribution programme introduced a new financing mechanism to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine supply.
Inclusive recovery and improved urban governance in Ho Chi Minh City

Inclusive recovery and improved urban governance in Ho Chi Minh City

The World Bank will support Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City to support urban management and promote inclusive, digitally transformative, and sustainable recovery.
Vietnam's economy shows high resilience in fourth outbreak of coronavirus

Vietnam's economy shows high resilience in fourth outbreak of coronavirus

Vietnam's economy has performed relatively well during the fourth coronavirus outbreak, according to the 2021 Vietnam Macro Monitoring report by the World Bank.
Defining the difficult choices of our age

Defining the difficult choices of our age

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries the hardest, worsening inequality and exacerbating existing challenges – insufficient healthcare systems, education deficits, stagnant incomes, rising conflict and violence, poorly-selected debt contracts, and climate change.
IMF, World Bank begin push to swap debt relief for green projects

IMF, World Bank begin push to swap debt relief for green projects

The idea of forgiving debt held by poor countries in exchange for "green" investments gained ground this week during the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, with concrete proposals expected in time for a global climate summit this fall.
Vietnam maintains positive outlook for economic recovery in 2021: WB

Vietnam maintains positive outlook for economic recovery in 2021: WB

The rapid suppression of the new COVID-19 outbreak in late January 2021 has helped maintain Vietnam’s positive outlook for economic recovery this year, the World Bank (WB) has said.
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