Publication: Financial Sector Assessment : Vietnam
Vietnam has achieved remarkable progress since the start of its transition from a centrally planned economy in the mid-1980s. The Economic Renovation Policy announced in December 1986 marked the transition from a centrally planned economy to a mixed economy with greater reliance on markets and increased participation of private financial and non-financial institutions. These reforms contributed to an impressive performance in the last two decades, since 1990 the annual GDP growth has exceed 7 percent and per capita income has increased three-fold. This Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) provides a broad set of policy recommendations that can be used to operationalize the SEDP and the banking restructuring program. The recommendations fall into three groups: (i) a plan to work out the large stock of existing NPLs; (ii) measures to ensure sound new flows of finance and prevent the accumulation of additional NPLs; and (iii) a set of policy steps designed to protect the financial sector during the envisaged reform period. For each group of measures, the plan identifies pre-conditions (first phase) and sub-sets of measures that needs to be implemented in the short run (second phase) as well as those that can be phased in over the medium term (third phase).
“World Bank. 2014. Financial Sector Assessment : Vietnam. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/20583 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”