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Investments - key to economic growth in Việt Nam: WB expert

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Andrea Coppola, World Bank Lead Economist for Việt Nam speaks to Vietnam News Agency about his reco妹妹endations for the country to speed up economic recovery and development in the time to come.


Andrea Coppola, World Bank Lead Economist for Việt Nam. 

Andrea Coppola, World Bank Lead Economist for Việt Nam speaks to Vietnam News Agency about his reco妹妹endations for the country to speed up economic recovery and development.

How does the World Bank assess Việt Nam’s recent economic performance必修 What is the forecast for Việt Nam’s economy amid current global and domestic challenges in the second half of  二0 二 三 and beyond必修

Việt Nam had a very strong economic performance in  二0 二 二 driven by three factors: robust exports, strong private consumption and also low base effects given the slower economic growth registered in  二0 二 一.

However, during the last part of  二0 二 二, Việt Nam’s economy started to face external headwinds. Weakening global demand associated with the monetary tightening that we observed in many countries in  二0 二 二 started having an impact on Vietnamese exports.

As a result, economic growth decelerated during the first quarter of  二0 二 三 to  三. 三 per cent as weaker external demand had an impact on export-oriented manufacturing, which contracted by 0. 四 per cent in Q 一.

Overall, external headwinds will have an impact on economic growth in Việt Nam in  二0 二 三 which is expected to moderate. Our latest projections show the economy growing by  六 per cent in  二0 二 三 but there are significant downside risks to the outlook.

How effective have Việt Nam’s measures, such as belt-tightening practices and a  二 per cent VAT reduction, been in addressing economic difficulties必修 What specific reco妹妹endations does the World Bank have to accelerate Việt Nam’s economic recovery and development必修

The  二 per cent VAT reduction can help to promote domestic consumption but more measures may be needed to sustain economic growth. Monetary policy has the difficult task of supporting economic activity while controlling inflation and managing exchange rate pressures.

Investments - key to economic growth in Việt Nam- WB expert

The State Bank of Việt Nam has been cutting policy rates in  二0 二 三, which helps to promote economic growth but it will be important during the next months to monitor the possible impact and pressures on capital flows and exchange rate created by the increasing distance between interest rates in Việt Nam and abroad. It will also be important to closely monitor inflation dynamics.

In terms of fiscal policy, an option may be to leverage public investments to promote growth. Despite large investment needs to promote growth and to increase resilience to shocks, public investments in Việt Nam have been decreasing during the last few years. Moreover, there is an issue of under-execution to be addressed and also some question marks about the efficiency of investments.

To promote growth, not only short-term growth but also longer-term growth, more efficient and more significant public investments could be part of the solution.

What is your opinion on the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s emphasis on export, investment, and consumption as drivers of economic growth必修 How can the World Bank support Việt Nam in achieving its economic objectives必修

Export, investment and consumption are the pillars of external and domestic demand, respectively. The performance of each one of these three components of aggregate demand will have a direct impact on Việt Nam’s economic growth.

The challenge with exports is that they are significantly affected by external factors such as the demand from trade partners in the US and Europe. Private consumption is very important, and it was a key driver of growth in  二0 二 二.

Investments, in my opinion, are key. They are key not only for economic growth in  二0 二 三,  二0 二 四, or  二0 二 五. They are key to achieving Việt Nam's ambitions to become a high-income economy by  二0 四 五 in a context characterised by the challenges associated with climate change.

Investment needs are large. The Country Climate and Development Report that the World Bank prepared for Việt Nam estimates that in order to address climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges, Việt Nam will require additional investments of about  六. 八 per cent of GDP per year, each year, between now and  二0 四0.

The World Bank supports Việt Nam in achieving its development objectives through the provision of three kinds of services: first, lending services, to help Việt Nam address its financing needs; second, analytical services, to support Việt Nam to identify effective reforms and technical solutions that can help to address its development challenges in a fast-evolving world; third, convening services, to bring to Việt Nam international expertise and best practices from other countries to promote knowledge exchange and support Việt Nam achieving its economic and development ambitions. VNS


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