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East Asia & the Pacific

East Asia & the Pacific 

In hydropower development, feasibility studies foretell potential project impact and weigh risks against benefits. While these studies are a requirement for all hydropower developers in Lao PDR, there is limited guidance on what information to includ
IFC is keen to invest in companies, such as Aihuishou, that are using technology and innovative approaches to make reuse and recycling more transparent and reliable for consumers, retailers, and manufacturers around the world.
In an OpEd in The SaigonTimes, WorldBank Group Pres.Jim Kim praises Vietnam's development progress in the last 20 years, but argues that now as growth is slowing, the key to the country's economic success lies in unleashing the private sector's power
Lao officials and province-based lawmakers have been debating revisions of a water resources law in public consultations held around the country, and their biggest concern is how to protect people’s basic water needs and livelihoods.
Thinking about improving your environmental and social performance and managing your risks? Upfront investment in an environmental and social management system (ESMS) is one way to go.

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Responsible Finance in Vietnam
This report describes the state of financial inclusion in Vietnam and the existing financial consumer protection (FCP), regulatory, and supervisory framework for low-income clients. Check out more on its analyse on the role of industry self-regulation bodies in promoting responsible finance and its recommendations.

IFC East Asia & the Pacific

IFC in East Asia and the Pacific focuses on supporting sustainable, private sector-led development to ensure the region’s economic growth reaches all segments of society. Around half of our investments in fiscal year 2012 were in the region’s poorest countries with IFC opening up access to finance for small and medium enterprises, connecting rural households to electricity for the first time, improving access to healthcare, and fighting climate change by improving energy efficiency.


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