HANOI (VNA) – Vietnam will face significant development challenges in the coming decades, said Jonathan Pincus, chief economist for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at an international conference in Hanoi on November 25.
Highlighting a series of economic and climate change-related challenges, the expert predicts that in the coming years, the country will witness many institutional reforms when its localities, regions and sectors will have to face profound changes.
Jonathan Pincus is one of four keynote speakers at the two-day International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Economics, Management and Business hosted by the National University of Economics. The annual event aims to create a forum for local and foreign researchers to present their research work and exchange knowledge in the fields.
Its fifth edition this year includes 17 panel discussions, revolving around many topics, including finance and accounting, business administration, economic development, macroeconomics, marketing, science and technology, microeconomics, education and human resource management. The sessions are expected to be chaired by experts from the National University of Economics and their peers from the UK, Australia, Belgium, Poland, Thailand, Pakistan and more.
The organizing committee has received more than 130 research papers, of which approximately 80 have been selected for the summer conference proceedings.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, President of the National University of Economics Pham Hung Chung said post-COVID-19 issues were the main topic of the conference, and attracted great interest from scholars in Vietnam and abroad. – VNA