Viet Nam

  • Population 95,540,395
  • Area (km2) 331,230
  • GDP per capita (USD) 2,566.59
  • TPES (Mtoe) 83.46
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 226.5

Viet Nam’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Viet Nam has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to lowering the restrictions on FDI that are currently in effect.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change and discrimination between domestic and foreign investors.
  • 29%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 36%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 25%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Viet Nam’s performance is good on three indicators, and it is moderate on one indicator. Rule of law and management of decision-making processes are the highest-scoring indicators at 75 and 73, respectively. It has a good score of 66 on foresight of policy and regulatory change, while regulatory environment and investment conditions stands at 45.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Viet Nam’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is communication and vision of policies at 77, followed by transparency at 76. Its score on management and settlement of investor-State disputes and respect for property rights stands at 75. On institutional governance and robustness of policy goals and commitments, it has a score of 69 and 56, respectively. Its score on regulatory effectiveness has improved and is now 50. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is again restrictions on FDI at 40.