- Ministry of Construction, Socialist Republic of VietNam
- GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE (GGGI) - ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION ND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) - UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME, VIETNAM OFFICE
As Viet Nam's urbanisation continues, the role of cities in overall national economic, social and performance is growing more rapidly than ever. In the country of more than 90 million people, Viet Nam's urban population has almost doubled since 1990, and it is growing much faster than the average of Southeast Asian countries. Therefore, making well-functioning urban areas is crucial for the country's sustainable future development.
In 2017, the OECD Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam, in a series launched by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2010, have been approved. In the context of fast and highly complexity situation of urbanisation in Viet Nam, the review provides an assessment of Viet Nam's national-level urban development policies and formulate policy recommendations together with experiences of OECD countries that can assist the central government of Viet Nam in achieving its sustainable urban development goals and developing more competitive and inclusive cities that translate in better levels of well-being for its population. The Review also focus on how green growth and climate policies could be pursued in the light of the urban and economic growth expected over the coming decades in Viet Nam. As The New Urban Agenda underscores the need for governments to effectively implement national urban policies when deciding on urban governance structures, this review shall contribute effectively in the implementation process.
This side event will launch and share key outputs of this review. In following that, key stake holders in implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Viet Nam including representatives from Viet Nam office of UN Habitat, Global Green Growth Institute and Urban Development Agency of Ministry of Construction, S.R. Viet Nam will also share innovative efforts, ideas and approaches in promotion of green, inclusive and smart urban development in Viet Nam.