Research Report

Research Report 5: The Economic Impacts of Lao Bao Special Economic and Commercial Zone

A Preliminary Evaluation

Lao Bao Special Economic and Commercial Area (SECA) was launched in the early 2000s, in a quest to create an attractive investment environment in the Lao Bao area in Central Vietnam, to expand markets and strengthen economic and commercial cooperation with neighboring countries, and ultimately to boost the socio-economic development of the area. This paper aims to explore the actual and potential effects of the SECA on trade and investment flows, as well as on household employment, income levels and welfare within the region.

Publication date : June 2011
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