Brief introduction of Consultative Group meetings
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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.

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

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