HANOI, 27 June 2014 – Over twenty experts representing Viet Nam’s government agencies, the private sector, and academia, as well as non-governmental institutions attended a meeting held in Hanoi today on ways to implement inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the country.
The event was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Country Office in Viet Nam as part of its outreach campaign in support of the post-2015 development agenda and the ongoing discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Patrick Gilabert, UNIDO Representative to Viet Nam, briefed participants on UNIDO’s new strategic vision and focus on inclusive and sustainable industrial development, adopted by its Member States in 2013.
Participants at the event noted the importance of inclusive and sustainable industrial development for Viet Nam, which has set a goal to become an industrialized country by 2020. In this connection, they examined such areas as policy formulation and implementation, local enterprise capacity building, and the need to focus on productivity.
It was suggested that there was a need to enhance the monitoring of policy implementation, and for specific guidelines, indicators and standards for inclusive and sustainable industrial development to be incorporated into national industrial strategies.
Participants called for developing public and private business services to meet the demands of local enterprises in such areas as pre-investment market research to further improve business and quality standards, develop technical skills, and production management. They also said that emphasis had to be made on improving Viet Nam’s overall productivity and competitiveness, and such areas as inclusive and green growth, and energy and resource efficiency needed to be taken into consideration when designing industrial policy guidelines.
For more information, please contact:
Le Thi Thanh Thao
National Programme Officer
UNIDO Viet Nam Country Office