About the product
Viet Nam is a relative newcomer to the world of foreign direct investments (FDI). It opened to foreign investors in the late 1980s under the Doi Moi policy of renovation and economic reforms. While FDI inflows have been notable so far, the country has considerable potential to attract significantly more foreign investment, which could further boost the economy and reduce poverty and contribute to turning Viet Nam into a middle-income Asian Tiger in the near future. Chapter I of the Review analyzes past trends in FDI and its impact on the economy. Chapter II examines the investment framework. Chapter III proposes a strategy to attract FDI in electricity, at the request of the Government, as it could become a bottleneck for growth. Chapter IV highlights the main findings and recommendations of the Review.