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.
“Smart Finance”, FNF’s financial education initiative for Young Vietnamese
The goal of becoming rich quickly unites many young Vietnamese. However, due to the lack of financial expertise, a growing number of people lose money every year in Ponzi schemes and obscure investment projects. Our new project of video series co-hosted with Lao Dong Newspaper, one of Vietnamese largest newspapers, has pioneered to launch a financial education initiative called “Tai chinh thong minh / Smart Finance“.
Phu Yen: FNF supports international cooperation to promote the value of geopark heritage and sustainable tourism
On July 23, in Tuy Hoa city, with the support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), the Institute of European Studies (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) and Phu Yen province organized the conference "International cooperation to promote the value of geopark heritage and sustainable tourism in Phu Yen province".
Online Seminar on Personal Finance
For many young students there is a lack of basic knowledge about personal finance, especially in terms of personal investment in the future. As a result, we would like to provide students with basic knowledge about personal finance to act as a helpful guide and increase their capacity to budget, invest and plan for the future.
FNF SEEA Journalist Training Program 2022
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) would like to cooperate with five freelance journalists (or teams) in Southeast and East Asia by supporting their research and their publication of a multimedia feature article about “LGBTQ+ Life in Southeast and East Asia”. Our Program includes training by high-profile journalists and a 2,000 Euros honorarium for your multimedia article.
The Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2022 - Enhancing the digital platform for the service industry
Hanoi, on May 20th, 2022, the Conference on the Announcement of the Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2022 (VAER 2022) will be held by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) under the University of Economics and Business – VNU, and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF). The conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, with the participation of policy makers, scientists from international organizations and press agencies.
Four waves of the digital currency and the future money
Since the start of the global financial crisis, the global economy has been influenced by two concurrent trends: Fewer people are using cash in favor of digital forms of payment and digital transactions. Digital forms of payment have been on the rise and the significance of cash as a means of payment has been falling for years – and the conventional financial world is trying to keep up. An in depth analysis will give insight into the future of digital currencies.
Will the VAT reduction in Vietnam achieve its goal? A critical-optimistic analysis
It has been almost two months since Vietnam implemented a VAT reduction from 10% to 8% with Decree No. 15/2022/ND-CP - together with the CIT-Deductions for Companies. The VAT move is a temporary reduction to be applied from 1/2 to 31/12/2022. The objective is to drive the recovery of the economy in the post-Covid19 time.