Griffith University’s leading economics experts are helping shape Vietnam’s rapidly growing economy.
Twenty three Vietnamese government officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) have recentlyreturned home with fresh ideas on developing robust planning and investment strategies, after participating in a seriesof workshops, seminars and discussions in Brisbane.
The three week intensive program, conducted by academics from the Griffith Business School‘sDepartment ofAccounting, Finance and Economics, provided a rare opportunity for the delegates to engage with a range ofacademics and meet with Queensland government agencies through professional site visits to Queensland Treasury and Tradeand Trade and Investment Queensland.
The “Capacity Building for Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam” program was funded by the Departmentof Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Australia Awards Fellowships and implemented by the International BusinessDevelopment Unitat Griffith University.
This program was designed to support the priorities of DFAT’s Australian Aid program for Vietnam and theGovernment of Vietnam’s development agenda in two key respects. First, the program will help develop capacitywithin MPI to modernise its institutions and operations in order to strengthen its governance and ability to supportlong-term development goals. Second, the training will help create the human resources and capital required to designpolicies and reforms for sustainable economic development, particularly with regard to infrastructure development,macroeconomic policy design, and Vietnam’s integration in the world economy national plans.
Program leaders, Associate Professor Jay Bandaralage, Professor Tom Nguyen and Professor Fabrizio Carmignani,have extensive experience delivering donor-funded programs in the developing world and led this successful programin collaboration with the MPI Fellows and other Griffith academic staff.
Griffith is looking forward to hosting another group of Australia Awards Fellows later in the year and values theopportunity to contribute to developing nations’ capacity building agendas.
For more information on professional development programs, please contact the International Business Development Unit.