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The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2006 Summary Report


In 2005 the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) was developed by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the USAID-funded Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative (VNCI) to assess and rank 42 provincial governments by their regulatory environments for private sector development, controlling for differences in initial endowments. The index attracted considerable attention from various stakeholders including the business community, the media, the donor community and of course the provinces themselves. Most impressive has been the positive actions undertaken by a number of provincial authorities to use the PCI to under- stand the problems confronting the private sector and to improve their treatment of business.


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