The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is a German foundation devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education, both in Germany and abroad. FNF opened its office in Vietnam in September 2012 with a wide range of topics: Provincial Competitiveness Index, Free Trade Agreements, Market economy and Smart City. Our partners include Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and other organisations. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us or reach our team here.
Progress clear on Vietnam’s trade path
After more than two decades of robust growth, Vietnam has again shown exceptionally strong economic development in the past year. In the last 10 years, the volume of trade with the European Union has increased 2.3 times, and the EU is now Vietnam’s third-largest trading partner.
Vietnam´s GenZ: Family ties trump individualism
With about 13 million people, the GenZ, i.e. people born between 1997 and 2012, makes up about 19% of Vietnam's population. Globally, there are general trends within this age cohort - from mindset and the use of social media to the affinity to technology. One of the core values attributed to this generation worldwide is their drive for individuality. However, this does not seem to hold up in Vietnam.
Vietnam must meet the challenge of a Global Minimum Tax
137 countries have agreed on details for tax reform after years of negotiations. Supporters of this global minimum tax (GMT) speak of a historic breakthrough in the fight against tax avoidance. However, there is also criticism. Vietnam is an official partner of the GMT and currently is trying to adapt the new rules in the best possible way to continue to be attractive for FDI.
EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)
This paper analyzes typical features of the "new generation" FTA as they are concretized in the EVFTA. It then identifies the unprecedented opportunities that these “new-generation” commitments promise to bring to Vietnam and evaluates the costs that Vietnam has to pay for such a promising future. It seems that all these potential impacts from the EVFTA are indispensable for Vietnam to move forward in a changing world.
Does AI make it more fair for workers?
Some companies are already replacing workers with ChatGPT, saying they saved money using the AI tool. The ChatGPT’s booming is making people question whether tech innovation is promoting the gig economy. Ms. Ngọc Le – Project Management & Economic Researcher at Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) shared her thoughts.
International Women's Day 2023
Here at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation we want to see a world where differences are valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.
CBDC in Vietnam
This policy paper analyzes developments of digital currency and makes recommendations for the design of a Vietnamese CBDC.