The China Enterprise Survey 2010 (China ES 2010) is a World Bank Group (the World Bank) program that with the goal of standardization in order to reduce measurement error and improve cross- country comparability with other enterprise surveys. The goals is to make the China ES 2010 fully compatible with the approach of the Enterprise surveys that the Enterprise Analysis Unit of the World Bank has been implementing for the last four years in other regions of the world. Standardizing survey instruments, survey methodology and survey implementation serves to significantly reduce measurement error and improves cross-country comparability. 

The Law on Personal Income Tax was passed by the National Assembly by the end of 2007 and came into effect from 2009. DANIDA provided a budget to support the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam to develop their skills in quantitative impact analysis based on actual data and econometric models.

The specific objective of this assignment was (i) to draft an Action Fiche (AF) for HSPSP, which is the EC format for a technical and financing proposal; (ii) to propose a result framework linked to a disbursement schedule, while examining a possibility to use fixed and variable tranches; and (iii) a detailed formulation report, updating the seven key assessment areas and containing all justifications for the above-mentioned AF and its contents. The comments of AIDCO’s QSG on the Identification Fiche for HSPSP will be dealt with during the formulation.

The Getting Financial Services Survey Initiative was a new World Bank Group program which had been launched for the first time in 2007. The goal was to collect information on availability of a spectrum of retail financial services through the principal commercial banks of a country, and to understand how such services could be expanded or strengthened. The program was initially launched in a pilot group of 30-50 countries world wide, with the aim of achieving global coverage within a year. A standardized survey instrument was used across all countries to ensure cross-country comparability.

Vietnam introduced an economic stimulus package in December 2008 in response to the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. The purpose of this study was to identify key gender issues of the Vietnamese economic stimulus package for a future gender assessment of the Government’s economic strategies and to develop recommendations for future economic stimulus packages to ensure that they address the differential impacts of economic crises and responses on Vietnamese women and men. 

The objective of this Agriculture and Rural Development Public Expenditure Review (PER) is to contribute to the preparation of the proposed poverty reduction and rural development operation in the Central Region through consolidating lessons learned from the recent period Public Expenditure Management (PEM), and making recommendations on how selected provinces and central agencies in charge of the implementation or coordination of related programs can effectively and efficiently use available financial resources for achieving the rural development and poverty reduction goals set out in core strategies/development plans for the forthcoming period. The PER is also expected to help address systematic PEM issues in the Agriculture and Rural Development sector by informing boarder institutional and public spending reforms at the national level