[governance-vn] Vietnam improves its development indicators
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Vietnam improves its development indicators
Under the leadership of the Communist Party, Vietnam has made many achievements
in international development.
According to the United Nations’ 2008 human development report, Vietnam’s HDI
(human development index) stands at 0.733, up four places compared with last year.
UN experts stressed that Vietnam’s HDI has constantly improved since 1990. They
also praised Vietnam for the significant improvements made to the country’s GDI
(Gender-related Development Index) and GEM (Gender Empowerment Measure). Out of
156 countries with these two indices, Vietnam is ranked below only eight countries.
With regard to economic prestige and trademarks, Vietnam has also made
considerable progress internationally. In the 2007 A. T. Kerney/FOREIGN POLICY
index, Vietnam was placed 48th among the 72 countries surveyed, while its
neighbours Thailand and Indonesia came 53rd and 69th respectively. In 2007, the
UN also ranked Vietnam in the top 10 nations that attracted the most investment
from multinational companies in the 2007-2009 period. Vietnam came after only
China, India, the US, Russia and Brazil.
Meanwhile, the world famous firm PriceWaterHouseCooper puts Vietnam first in the
top 20 emerging economies that are attracting investors in manufacturing
industries, including support ones. The World Bank also highly appreciates
Vietnam in regard to its trade and business climate.
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