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.
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.
Global Europe – Global Expectations
Today, we are experiencing that the European Union and its model of democratic societies are losing their worldwide popularity. The growing global influence of actors with values, political systems, and worldviews that are diametrically opposing to those of the EU, as well as the renaissance of geopolitical blocs (as evidenced by the abstention of some states in the UN in condemning Russia's war of aggression), further reinforce this trend.
FNF – FRASER – FTU: Seminar on "Trade Liberalization for Regional Economic Integration"
On the morning of December 7, 2022, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and the Fraser Institute collaborated with Hanoi Foreign Trade University (FTU) to organize a scientific discussion on the topic “Trade Liberalization for Regional Economic Integration”. The seminar is an essential component of the Asia regional economic freedom meeting conducted by the Fraser Institute and the FNF Southeast and East Asia.
FNF Vietnam - A decade for Freedom and Economic Development
On November 14, 2022, in Hanoi, the 10th anniversary of the FNF Office in Vietnam took place in Hanoi with the presence of his Excellency, Dr. Guido Hildner, the Ambassador of Germany. On this special occasion, FNF Vietnam also welcomed a high-level delegation from Germany including CEO - Ms. Annett Witte; Head of the International Department - Mr. René Klaff; and other FNF's Country Directors from Southeast Asia and East Asia to attend.