Sustaining Vietnam’s growth: the productivity challenge

From the McKinsey Global Institute  comes this February 2012 report “Sustaining Vietnam’s growth: the productivity challenge“.  In the preface the authors note that although Vietnam has made significant progress with its economy since the 1980s “today the economy faces complex challenges that require a transition to a productivity-driven growth trajectory”.

The report outlines the reasons for Vietnam’s success to date , and the challenges it now faces.  The report also outlines a four-point agenda for sustaining growth and its implications for companies.  A comprehensive bibliography is included.

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China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society

This is a pretty major report from the  World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council.  The main report is a massive 9MB, but the website has an executive summary as well as links to supporting documents etc.  These are :

  • “Completing the transition to a market economy;
  • Accelerating the pace of open innovation;
  • Going “green” to transform environmental stresses into green growth as a driver for development;
  • Expanding opportunities and services such as health, education and access to jobs for all people;
  • Modernizing and strengthening its domestic fiscal system;
  • Seeking mutually beneficial relations with the world by connecting China’s structural reforms to the changing international economy. “

The Way Forward: Moving From the Post-Bubble, Post-Bust Economy to Renewed Growth and Competitiveness

From the New America Foundation (a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States) comes this October 2011 report.   It is organised in five parts, starting off with an overview  which provides the background to the bust and bubble events of the past decade,  then part two provides a more indepth analysis of the current situation.  Parts three and four look at why present ways of countering the situation have failed and look at criteria which need to be achieved in order for a solution to be successful.  Finally, Part 5 outlines a “three-pillared recovery plan”    (Thanks to docuticker)