In 2007, the Government of Viet Nam launched the Master Plan to Simplify Administrative Procedures in the fields of the State Governance (“Project 30”), with the goal to reduce administrative procedures by 30% as part of ambitious reforms to modernise the public service and simplify the regulatory environment for businesses. Project 30 supports the development of infrastructure, increased productivity, greater foreign direct investment and a high rate of growth. Administrative simplification efforts, once fully implemented, will enhance regulatory quality and stimulate competitiveness and equitable growth.
At the conclusion of a three-year programme of administrative simplification, the Government of Viet Nam invited the OECD to carry out an evaluation and provide guidance on how to build on this foundation, to set out a ten-year strategy on regulatory reform. In many countries, administrative simplification is the first step toward a broader policy for regulatory reform. The crisis of 2008 and its aftermath have made structural reform and competitiveness high priorities.
|The report Administrative Simplification in Viet Nam: Supporting the Competitiveness of the Vietnamese Economy details Project 30 and related initiatives. Using international comparisons and incorporating experience from similar reforms in other countries, it explores how Viet Nam can rapidly bring about the full potential of Project 30 and introduce a complete range of regulatory reform instruments in the near future. The lessons learnt from the management of a major administrative simplification initiative in Viet Nam will be useful to other countries seeking to improve their regulatory framework and to reduce administrative burdens.|
OECD recommends three key steps for action by the Government of Viet Nam:
The OECD evaluation was presented and discussed at the:
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