Third Economic Management and Competitiveness Credit (WB-P157405)

  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 12, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Vietnam
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 150.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jul 25, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Third Economic Management and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (EMCC3) Project for Vietnam is to support an ambitious structural and economic governance reform program to raise Vietnam’s competitiveness and medium growth potential, thereby laying the foundation for sustained progress in poverty reduction and shared prosperity. This proposed EMCC3 concludes a programmatic series aimed at reinforcing selected structural reform priorities in the Government’s Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) 2011-2015.The operation is being prepared against the backdrop of robust macroeconomic performance. Vietnam’s strong growth record and social achievements notwithstanding, there is a growing concern that the current growth model is facing emerging structural constraints. To reignite productivity-led growth, the government has adopted an ambitious structural and economic governance reform agenda, which is selectively reinforced by the EMCC series. The pillars of support are: (i) strengthened financial sector governance and fiscal management; (ii) improved public administration, SOE management and public investment management; and (iii) reduced administrative burden and strengthened tax and procurement policies. This final operation is structured around a narrowed, more focused set of nine prior actions with a commensurate reduction in the loan amount. Impact of the EMCC series continues to be subject to a number of risks. While the risk of major policy reversals is mitigated by continuity in the broad reform directions in the new SEDP (2016-2020), impact of the series could be undermined by piecemeal reform implementation either due to lack of resources, capacity constraints, weak policy and implementation coordination or resistance from special interest groups.
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