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Mobility is not gender neutral, despite women making up almost half of the global population. This study focuses on identifying data gaps in mobility and gender in Hanoi and reviews policies on mainstreaming gender into transport and mobility planning. It also assesses best practices from around the world to provide recommended solutions and actions to support Hanoi authorities, decision-makers and stakeholders in ensuring gender equality underpins current and future transport services and infrastructure for an inclusive society.


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In the recent two decades, Vietnam has been experiencing significant economic growth, characterized by rapid industrialization & corresponding urbanization, which has been exerting tremendous ecological & social impacts. This paper presents findings of a study on Criteria for Sustainable Urban Communities and Cities in Vietnam conducted in three selected cities of Hanoi, Da Nang and Can Tho. The report was informed by quantitative surveys and in-depth interviews, with written suggestions from officials, experts, and non-profit workers in the fields of Planning and Investment, Transportation, Urban Planning and Construction, Science and Technology, Industry and Trade. The study was carried out by the Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E) with the support from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Vietnam.


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By 2050, 60 percent of the Vietnamese population will live in cities, thereby shaping how most of its population will live and work. The question is how this transition can be managed in a socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable way. This study examines urbanization in Vietnam and climate change impacts on vulnerable groups in urban areas, explores pathways to socio-ecological transformations in the country and provides recommendations. The paper was commissioned by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Viet Nam and written by Ngo Tho Hung from Academy of Managers for Construction and Cities (AMC) Viet Nam and Mirjam Le from the University of Passau.


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This paper is an update of a 2017 publication written for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Viet Nam on a Socially Just Energy Transition in Viet Nam. This energy transition must deliver a large part of Viet Nam’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation, provide access to clean energy for all, and create opportunities for decent jobs and micro-businesses for the rural poor, women and ethnic minorities.


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The global Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on societies and economies across the world. In Vietnam, although a health crisis was effectively prevented, the economic damage is enormous with key exporting industries – including footwear, garments, and electronics – among the hardest hit. One of the key reasons for the damage to these industries was the practices of several international brands and retailers that quickly cancelled or postponed orders upon the onset of the crisis – refusing, in many cases, to pay for products already finished. Taking advantage of their dominant power over local suppliers, these international brands shifted losses created by the pandemic to the most vulnerable sections of global supply chains: the assembly suppliers that operate on thin profit margins and their poorly paid workers. This study provides evidence of this trend by drawing from…


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This country study explores how Vietnam can improve economic policies to achieve social upgrading linked to economic upgrading. It investigates the history and present approaches to industrial policy in Vietnam and identifies examples on the national, regional and sector levels. Drawing from examples, the study provides tangible policy recommendations for decision-makers on how to best improve social and economic conditions through industrial policies in a middle income county with significant potential.


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The labor-cost advantage of developing countries in Asia is challenged by increased use of digital automation and robots known also as Industry 4.0. Particularly those countries whose development model depends on export-led, low technology, low wage manufacturing industries may thus face the phenomena of jobless growth or even de-employment in the form of automation or even reshoring of employment to the previous importing countries thus reversing the direction of the current global value chains. In Vietnam, this development is particularly relevant to the garment, footwear and electronics sectors which provide employment to about 3.5 Mio. people and have a considerable growth potential. There is a common understanding that Vietnam has to upscale technology levels in these industries to increase productivity in order to remain competitive with its neighbors and explore the benefits and…


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The rapid urban growth of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), driven by economic development and massive immigration, has put huge pressure on the natural environment and basic infrastructure and services, including the housing and transportation sectors. These circumstances have impacted on the lives of local residents, especially on the poor and disadvantaged, exacerbating social inequality. This study provides a local context for analysing the needs for a social urban policy. Besides, the paper also analyses the impact of planning on mobility and housing and provides recommendations for more efficient planning.

 

 


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Vietnam achieved a rapid socio-economic development within the last decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty. However, the future development of the country is threatened by severe challenges arising from climate change, pollution caused by the country’s rapid industrialization process, and home-made environmental problems.The study at hand analyses Vietnam’s challenges in the field of climate change, energy, and the environment, as well as the political actions taken to tackle them. Addressed towards practitioners working in the fields of climate change, energy, and environment, the paper offers an optimistic outlook, and policy-recommendations on what should be done to improve the situation in Vietnam.


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With a series of country studies from Asia, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung addresses the political and social factors that drive - but also hamper - socially just energy transitions. To this end, authors from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South-Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam worked together with Miranda Schreurs, professor for environmental and climate policy from the Technical University of Munich to provide an in-depth analysis of the situation in their respective countries. The meta study written by Miranda Schreurs and Julia Balanowski provides a comprehensive overview of the most important commonalities and differences across the eight countries.

 


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