On the morning of November 6th, representatives of Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) have attended the Closing Conference of USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth Program (GIG) organized in Hanoi by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam. The USAID GIG Program worked with the public and private sector in Vietnam to address key reform issues on trade and economic growth, with an emphasis on improving the legal and regulatory environment, systems of accountability, and inclusive growth that benefits all citizens in Vietnam.
Attending the conference, MDRI has presented information and results of project “Assist Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to Access to International Markets through Enhanced B2B Connectivity and Improved Capacity”. The project is funded by USAID under the GIG Program, and implemented by MDRI from October 2017 to November 2018. With the goal of facilitating SMEs growth and improving their access to global market, after one year of implementation, the project has linked 50 SMEs with Kiu Market – an e-commerce platform and supported to develop e-commerce profiles for these SMEs. Furthermore, SMEs have also been connected with new commercial opportunities, consulted on product marketing and promotion, and supported to display their products at international exhibitions in Vietnam.
Learn more about the Project here.