chapter  10
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An Analysis of Quasi-Decentralized Budgeting in Vietnam

WithPhuong Nguyen-Hoang, Larry Schroeder

Vietnam, as a single party state and with a long history of central planning, would seem at first glance to be a poor subject for an analysis of decentralization. While the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) has retained its status as the sole political party governing the country, its decision in 1986 to undertake the so-called doi moi (or renovation) policy has subsequently been associated with very rapid economic growth. Success on the economic front has, in turn, been the motivation for a number of studies of the policy reform efforts and their consequences (see, for example, Beresford, 2008, Glewwe et al., 2002, and Irvin,1995).