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ADB’s assistance to Viet Nam focuses on supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and creating a climate resilient and sustainable economy driven by the private sector.

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ADB's Work in Viet Nam

Before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Viet Nam’s annual economic growth rate averaged at 6.3% from 2010–2019, propelled by investments, a buoyant domestic consumption, rising middle class, and exportoriented manufacturing. Viet Nam weathered the COVID-19 impacts well in 2020, sustaining growth at 2.9%, among the highest growth in the Asia and Pacific region. However, the rise of COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant in 2021 severely affected the economy, dragging down the 2021 growth to 2.6%. Gross domestic product growth is forecast at 6.5% in 2022 and 6.7% in 2023—a rebound made possible by Viet Nam’s high COVID-19 vaccination coverage, the shift to a more flexible pandemic containment approach, expanding trade, and the Government of Viet Nam’s economic recovery and development program.

Viet Nam was one of the founding members of ADB in 1966. ADB has since supported the country’s poverty reduction achievements and has more recently been helping guide measures to increase the inclusiveness of infrastructure and service delivery, and improve environmental sustainability and climate change response.

Data: Viet Nam

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Viet Nam, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Viet Nam Resident Mission (VRM)

3rd Floor, Cornerstone Building, 16 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +8424 39331374
  Fax +8424 39331373

Andrew JEFFRIES (Mr)
Country Director
Deputy Country Director
ĐẶNG Hữu Cự (Mr)
Senior Communications Officer
CAO Thị Dinh (Ms)
Operations Coordinator

The Viet Nam Resident Mission was established in 1996 and it is located in Ha Noi. Its primary responsibilities include:

  • Country strategy and programming
  • Policy dialogue and support
  • Portfolio management and administration of delegated projects
  • Aid coordination
  • Economic and sector work and other analytical work
  • Government, civil society, and private sector relations
  • Country reporting
  • External relations and information dissemination

It also undertakes loan and technical assistance processing.

ADB’s operations in Viet Nam require high standards of accountability, transparency, openness, and public participation. Members of the public affected by any ADB-assisted project may address their concerns if the project is causing or likely to cause harm.

The information on this page will guide you through the ADB complaints arrangements, as well as the requirements for complaints handling.

Who can file?

  • Person or persons from a community directly affected by an ADB project
  • A local representative (civil society organization) of the affected people. If a complaint is made through a representative, the following are required:
  1. name, designation, address, and contact information of the representative organization. Organization must be legally recognized;
  2. names of the project-affected persons on whose behalf the complaint is made; and
  3. signed evidence of authority to represent them.

Where to file?

1. Project-level

Project-affected persons are encouraged to first address the issue with available grievance mechanisms at the project level. Please contact the project owner, or the ADB project officer for more information at https://www.adb.org/projects/country/vie.

2. Resident Mission

If the complaint is not resolved at the project-level, submit a signed complaint by mail, fax, or e-mail to ADB-Viet Nam Resident Mission (VRM).

ADB-Viet Nam Resident Mission (VRM)
3rd Floor, Cornerstone Building, 16 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  Tel +844 39331374
  Fax +844 39331373

Making a complaint in person is only by appointment. Please call:

Dang HUU CU (Mr)
  Tel +844 39331374 ext. 145

Process for complaints handling

  1. Receiving and acknowledging the complaint
  2. Forwarding the complaint to the project grievance redress mechanism, project owner and/or project team
  3. Monitoring the complaint resolution to ensure compliance with the project grievance redress mechanism

VRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 12 December 2022