The Challenges of Vietnam's Reconstruction
This paper focuses on the position of the US concerning development in Vietnam as well as the challenges the country faces, namely feeding of the rapidly growing population, maintaining high literacy rates (despite shortages of land and money), the exploitation of natural resources and infrastructural development. The authors highlight the fact that national decision-making is centralized in Hanoi, which has encouraged a tendency to apply development policies uniformly without regard to diversity as well as the search for "magic bullet" solutions to the country’s many complex problems.
© 1993 East-West Center (EWC)
A Terry Rambo, Nguyen Mann Hung, Neil L Jamieson