Journal of Economics and Development, T. 19, S. 2 (2017)

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An Evaluation of Provincial Macroeconomic Performance in Vietnam

LE QUOC HOI, PHAM XUAN NAM, NGUYEN ANH TUAN

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    The study was targeted at developing a methodology for constructing a macroeconomic performance index at a provincial level for the first time in Vietnam based on 4 groups of measurements: (i) Economic indicators; (ii) oriented economic indicators; (iii) socio-economic indicators; and (iv) economic - social - institutional indicators. Applying the methodology to the 2011 - 2015 empirical data of all provinces in Vietnam, the research shows that the socio-economic development strategy implemented by those provinces did not provide balanced outcomes between growth and social objectives, sustainability and inclusiveness. Many provinces focused on economic growth at the cost of structural change, equality and institutional transformation. In contrast, many provinces were successful in improving equality but not growth. Those facts threaten the long-term development objectives of the provinces.

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Journal of Economics & Development, ISSN: 1859-0020