THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, January 01, 2020
On further performance of tasks and implementation of major solutions to improve the business environment and national competitiveness in 2020
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the National Assembly’s Resolution No. 142/2016/QH13 of April 12, 2016, on the 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan; and Resolution No. 85/2019/QH14 of November 11, 2019, on the 2020 socio-economic development plan;
At the proposal of the Minister of Planning and Investment,
I. EVALUATION OF REALITIES
Improving the business environment and national competitiveness is a top priority in the Government’s policies over the recent years. Annually, the Government adopts and resolutely implements a specialized resolution on such issue. Ministries, sectors and localities have also improved their awareness about administrative reforms and improvement of the business environment, and more and more actively performed their tasks and implemented solutions within the ambit of their management.
In 2019, almost all Vietnam’s rating indicators were improved. The national competitiveness gained 3.5 points and was up by 10 ranks with 8 out of 12 pillars gaining points and ranking much higher. The innovation indicator rose 3 ranks with 6 out of 7 pillar groups gaining points. The business environment was up by 1.2 points. The competitiveness of tourism sector was up by 4 ranks.
However, the quality of Vietnam’s business environment and competitiveness remained low, ranked fifth or sixth in ASEAN. This prompts us to continue with vigorous reforms in order to achieve the goal of becoming among 4 leading nations of ASEAN.
In order to create a breakthrough in improving the business environment and national competitiveness and labor productivity, thus contributing to successfully achieving the objectives and fulfilling the tasks of the 2020 socio-economic development plan under the National Assembly’s resolution, the Government issues this Resolution in furtherance of Resolution 02 of 2019 and Resolutions 19 of the 2014-2018 period on improvement of the business environment and national competitiveness.
II. MAJOR OBJECTIVES AND TARGETS OF IMPROVING THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS IN 2020
1. Overall objectives
To continue striving for overall objectives and targets oriented toward 2021 under Resolution 02/NQ-CP dated January 1, 2019, on further performance of major tasks and implementation of major solutions to improve the business environment and national competitiveness in 2019, with orientations toward 2021. In 2020, it is a goal to improve national rankings as follows:
a/ Business environment as rated by EoDB (of WB): Up by 10 ranks.
b/ Competitiveness as rated by GCI 4.0 (of WEF): Up by 5 ranks.
c/ Innovation as rated by GII (of WIPO): Up by 3-4 ranks.
d/ E-Government (by UN): Up by 10-15 ranks.
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