Shining through others: our Vietnamese partners
In FNF Vietnam, our specialists with a deep understanding of Vietnam and its economy, are always eager to support our Vietnamese partners through research, organising conference and workshops to address current socio-economic issues.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is one of the biggest partner of FNF Vietnam. In 2020, there were several conferences in planning regarding international integration and the promotion of Europe and Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). FNF is also engaged in organising a field trip to Germany and the EU for Vietnamese officials to promote the strategic partnership of the two countries. We are proud to be trusted to cooperate with MOFA and to represent German interests to them.
Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), formerly known as Viet Nam Center for Economic and Policy Research , is a research institute under the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University. VEPR considers its primary mission is to carry out economic and policy research which helps policy-making agencies, businesses and interest groups make better decision by providing insights into the nature of the economic movement and the macro policy management in Viet Nam.
VNU University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB), a member of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU). The university’s mission is to provide high quality human resources in policy analysis, economic management, and business administration to meet Vietnam’s demands for quality, effectiveness, and stable development; To carry out and transfer research outcomes to the Government of Vietnam, organizations, and enterprises; And to offer an advantageous environment to create, cultivate and develop talents in fields of economic analysis, modern management and business administration.
Regarding academia and research, the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) of VNU University of Economic and Business (UEB), as well as the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), a national institute under the direct authority of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, are our main partners. In cooperation with VEPR, we are organising conferences on the Vietnam Annual Economic Report in recent years along with funding for book publication. We also support their seminars by providing funds and bringing in our expertise. With UEB directly, we are a donor for Business Challenges Contest and contribute to a book publication commemorating the anniversary of 45-year diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Germany with both manpower and funds. Our partnership with CIEM has resulted in several field trips and workshops this year alone. Together, we are conducting research projects concerning highly topical issues such as business failure by SMEs and the legal framework for household businesses.
The Project "A Comprehensive and Practical Guidebook on EVFTA and EVIPA for full Utilization by Businesses” will be implemented with our partner Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). This project aims at building a useful guidebook on using EVFTA and EVIPA for businesses. It will serve as a useful long-term reference material for the businesses in the process of implementing the EVFTA-EVIPA and contribute to the successes of exploitation of these agreements by the Vietnam businesses.
Another research-related cooperation takes place with IPA in Quảng Ninh. Here, we are assessing the Competitive Index for departmental, district and sectoral level (DDCI) and organising a conference on it. This engagement comes with our commitment to promote SME culture in Vietnam especially in rural areas. In the same levels, we promote a conference or workshops on the enhancing business environment for private sector with the IP Center in Bắc Giang and Bắc Ninh.
Vietnam Institute of Economics is a research institution under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. Its fundamental function is to study theoretical and practical issues of Vietnam’s economy in the context of international economic integration. The institute also provides scientific arguments for the Vietnamese Communist Party and the Vietnamese Government to serve the making of socio-economic development guidelines, strategies, and policies. Another function of the Institute includes provision of graduate education and training in economics to contribute to the development of human resources of the country.
Field trips are an essential part of our actions, as we always require researchers and policy makers cooperating with us to have practical experience on a certain topic. Consequently, together with the Vietnam Institute of Economics (VIE) we are engaged in policy review, as well as in giving workshops concerning agricultural insurance products in the Mekong Delta. VIE also accounts to our list of academic partners.
Furthermore, among our partners are the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the Foreign Trade University (FTU), Vietnamese-German University (VGU) as well as the Centre for Family Support and Community Development (CFSCD) and many others, depending on current projects.