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The Asia Foundation and ODI Launch Study Series The Asia Foundation and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently launched a new paper series called "Working Politically in Practice."
November 19, 2014
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The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2006 Report11/01/2006
The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) was developed by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and USAIDfunded Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative (VNCI) in 2005, to assess and rank 42 provincial governments by their regulatory environments for private sector development, while controlling for differences in their initial endowments. The index attracted considerable attention from various stakeholders, including the business community, media, donor community, and the provinces themselves. Most impressive has been the positive actions undertaken by a number of provincial authorities to use the PCI to better identify and understand the problems confronting the private sector, and to improve their treatment of such businesses.