Month: October 2015

Vietnam, the nation of motorbikes, may soon see a car boom

The government on Tuesday submitted to lawmakers a plan to cut tariffs and luxury taxes that can send car prices…

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Vietnam: Breaking gender stereotypes that hinder women’s empowerment

[embedded content]   In August 2015, I traveled with colleagues to An Giang Province in southern Vietnam to visit beneficiaries…

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New study on political participation highlights opportunities for increased citizen engagement

In 2016, Vietnamese citizens will elect new representatives to the National Assembly and to People’s Councils at provincial, district, and…

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The worst of times, or the best?

Recent months have given us the opportunity to reflect on a number of significant anniversaries, including the 70 years since…

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