ADFIAP, on invitation by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) www.jica.go.jp, and the Japan Economic and Research Institute, Inc. (JERI) www.jeri.co.jp, shared its regional experience on development banking in a forum organized by the Vietnam Development Bank (VDB), www.vdb.gov.vn, in Hanoi on March 2, 2010.
The event, attended by about 80 senior officers of VDB, the Ministry of Finance, the State Bank of Vietnam (Central Bank) and other financial institutions in the country, had the theme, “The Role and Direction of Development Bank through the Economic and Financial Crisis”.
The forum which was also covered by the media presented VDB’s development strategy from 2010-2015 as well as its vision to 2020. Other important topics taken during the seminar included fund mobilization for development banks, particularly the current and future direction of the bond market in Vietnam.
The event is part of JICA’s multi-year technical assistance to VDB, with JERI as its implementing agency. VDB is Vietnam’s largest development finance institution and is an active member of ADFIAP.