NDO – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Asia Foundation co-organised a workshop in Hanoi on March 6 to introduce best practices and a self-assessment tool for business associations in Vietnam.
The tool is aimed at helping business associations evaluate their capabilities and make comparisons between their activities and international norms and practices, said Pham Ngoc Thach, a VCCI official.
The assessment tool has been built based on the research team’s consultations with experts and their intensive interviews with 16 local business associations on seven topics: providing services to members; developing an effective operational model; applying information technology and communication; managing the associations; international links; building the sectoral standards; and criticism and contributions to law and policy making.
Vietnamese enterprises, 97% of which are small and medium-sized, need to boost connections to enhance their competitiveness, thereby taking advantage of opportunities to join the global value chain, said Vice President of the VCCI Hoang Van Dung.
The workshop also introduced useful lessons of successful experiences from business associations in Vietnam, so that other associations could use them as reference and apply them to their operations.
At the event, the Asia Foundation announced sponsorship programmes to help Vietnam’s business associations improve their activities through following good practices or realising their own development initiatives. The sponsorships, worth between US$15,000-20,000 each, will be implemented in 12 months from June 2015 to May 2016.
Đăng ký: VietNam News