• An Giang
  • Binh Duong
  • Binh Phuoc
  • Binh Thuan
  • Binh Dinh
  • Bac Lieu
  • Bac Giang
  • Bac Kan
  • Bac Ninh
  • Ben Tre
  • Cao Bang
  • Ca Mau
  • Can Tho
  • Dien Bien
  • Da Nang
  • Da Lat
  • Dak Lak
  • Dak Nong
  • Dong Nai
  • Dong Thap
  • Gia Lai
  • Ha Noi
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Ha Giang
  • Ha Nam
  • Ha Tinh
  • Hoa Binh
  • Hung Yen
  • Hai Duong
  • Hai Phong
  • Hau Giang
  • Khanh Hoa
  • Kien Giang
  • Kon Tum
  • Lai Chau
  • Long An
  • Lao Cai
  • Lam Dong
  • Lang Son
  • Nam Dinh
  • Nghe An
  • Ninh Binh
  • Ninh Thuan
  • Phu Tho
  • Phu Yen
  • Quang Binh
  • Quang Nam
  • Quang Ngai
  • Quang Ninh
  • Quang Tri
  • Soc Trang
  • Son La
  • Thanh Hoa
  • Thai Binh
  • Thai Nguyen
  • Thua Thien Hue
  • Tien Giang
  • Tra Vinh
  • Tuyen Quang
  • Tay Ninh
  • Vinh Long
  • Vinh Phuc
  • Vung Tau
  • Yen Bai

Brief introduction of Consultative Group meetings

VGP - Consultative Group (CG) meetings provide a forum for discussions between the Government of Viet Nam and its development partners on economic policy issues, strategies for reducing poverty, and ODA effectiveness.

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Since the first meeting in 1993, development partners have committed to providing over US$78 billion for Viet Nam, of which the disbursed volume reached nearly US$38 billion.

In 1993

Paris Round Table Conference

1. Time

From November 9-10

2. Venue

Paris, France

3. Focus

Development prospect:  Doubling GDP per capita by 2000

4. Committed capital

US$1,860.80 billion

          In 1994

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From November 15 – 16

2. Venue

Paris, France

3. Focus

Supporting Viet Nam to accelerate economic reform

4. Committed capital

US$1,958.70 billion

         In 1995

Annual CG meeting

1. Time  

From November 30 – December 1

2. Venue

Paris, France

3. Focus

Macro-economic management: Reforming public economic sector, creating equal playground for different economic sectors

4. Committed capital

US$2,311.50 billion

         In 1996

Annual CG meeting

1. Time  

From December 5-6

2. Venue

Paris, France

3. Focus

Tasks and challenges of Viet Nam in the new stage of economic development and reform: Maintaining macro-economic stability and efforts for further reform

4. Committed capital

US$2,430.90 billion

         In 1997

Annual CG meeting

1. Time  

From December 11-12, 1997

2. Venue

Tokyo, Japan

3. Focus

Viet Nam determines to step up comprehensive renewal process based on the Government’s six-point plan of action: Enhancing competitiveness, reforming State-owned enterprises, reforming banking system, developing rural areas and reducing poverty, investing in human development, and administrative reform

4. Committed capital

US$2,377.10 billion

         In 1998

Annual CG meeting

1. Time  

From December 7-8

2. Venue

Paris, France

3. Focus

Achievements and challenges in the effort of improving living standards, particularly rural development and poverty reduction

4. Committed capital

US$2,192.00 billion

         In 1999

Annual CG meeting

1. Time  

From December 14-15

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

The necessity for implementing a program to accelerate “Renewal process”

4. Committed capital

US$2,146.00 billion

         In 2000

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 14-15

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

Government’s high priority areas like poverty reduction, agriculture and rural development, education and training, healthcare and infrastructure

4. Committed capital

US$2,400.50 billion

In 2001

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 7-8

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

Translating vision into action

4. Committed capital

US$2,399.10 billion

         In 2002

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 10-11

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

Government’s Draft Plan of Action in the next five years: Focusing on enhancing competitiveness, human development and the necessity of building a transparent and more efficient public sector

4. Committed capital

US$2,462.00 billion

         In 2003

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 2-3

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Socio-economic development between 2001 and 2003 and the implementation of the Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy (CPRGS)

-   Enterprises - competitiveness and efficiency of Vietnamese economy

-   HIV/AIDS – a challenge to the society and economy

-   Progress of improving the efficiency of official development assistance and reducing transaction costs

4. Committed capital

US$2,838.40 billion

         In 2004

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 1-2

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Achievements, challenges and premises for socio-economic development in the 2006-2010 period

-   Designing and renovating the contents of the five-year development plan

-   Achievements in macro management, economic growth, poverty reduction and the role of the Government in realizing the Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy

-   Challenges: Improving growth quality, ensuring the widespread and equal benefits of growth

-   National strategy for preventing and controlling HIV/AIDS and discrimination against HIV/AIDS carriers

-   Enhancing Viet Nam’s competitiveness and integration capacity in to the global economy, anti-corruption work: Discussions on process and challenges when Viet Nam joins the World Trade Organization

-   The effectiveness of official development assistance

4. Committed capital

US$3,440.70 billion

         In 2005

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 6-7

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   The design and implementation of the 2006-2010 Socio-economic development plan and the Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy

-   Viet Nam Business Forum

-   Strengthening governance, preventing and combating corruption

-   Improving the efficiency of official development assistance

4. Committed capital

US$3,748.00 billion

         In 2006

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 15-16

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Viet Nam’s development path ahead, focusing on some key issues, including: economic development, poverty reduction, improvement of growth quality, social integration, environmental protection, improvement of management and administration

-   Steps for reforming and opening up the economy through the creation of employment, increasing exports and ability to attraction foreign investment

- Changing Government’s role from being an owner to becoming a regulator of businesses, enhancing institutional capacity and developing human workforce for the administrative system

-   Anti-corruption

4. Committed capital

US$4,445.60 billion

         In 2007

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 6-7

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Advantages and challenges for Vietnamese economy from a low-income country to middle-income one: Accelerating administrative reform and focusing on growth quality

-   Natural calamities and climate change

-   The implementation of commitments to the World Trade Organization

-   Harmonization and effectiveness of aid

Administration management and institutional reform: Anti-corruption and creation of institutions in line with the complexity of the economy and the society

4. Committed capital

US$5,426.60 billion

         In 2008

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 4-5

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Subject: Stabilizing macro-economy, maintaining growth potential

-   Vietnamese economy in the context of global financial crisis and economic downturn

-   Effectiveness of official development assistance and social security issues faced by low-income and vulnerable groups

-   Report of the Viet Nam Business Forum

4. Committed capital

US$5,914.67 billion

         In 2009

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 4-5

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Identifying Viet Nam’s position: Stabilizing macro-economy, reorienting the economy for growth

-   New challenges of poverty reduction

-   Consolidating public administration and fighting corruption

-   Climate change and sustainable development

4. Committed capital

US$8,063.87 billion

         In 2010

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 7-8

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Subject: Stabilizing macro-economy is the important foundation for long-term development

-   Key contents: Socio-economic development in Viet Nam in recent time; the Government’s commitment to implementing three strategic breakthroughs namely, improvement of market institutions, human resource development, and infrastructure development

-   Opportunities and challenges for Viet Nam as a lower middle-income country

-   Prioritizing sustainable development

-   Ensuring social integration

-   The future of development partnership as Viet Nam becomes lower middle-income country

4. Committed capital

US$7,905.51 billion

         In 2011

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 6-7

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

-   Subject: Accelerating economic restructuring and poverty reduction

-   Key discussions: Macro-economic situation and restructuring program: Macro-economic situation in 2011 and orientations for 2012. Some orientations for the program on restructuring the economy and public investment

-   Restructuring banking-finance sector

-   Ensuring social security and poverty reduction: Urbanization, immigration and responsive policies

-   Report on the results of the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Dialogue on Anti-corruption, Business Forum

4. Committed capital

US$7,386.77 billion

In 2012

Annual CG meeting

1. Time

From December 9-10

2. Venue

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

3. Focus

Macro-economic stabilization

CG meeting reform

4. Committed capital

US$6,486.00 billion

By Huong Giang