The International Trade Department of the World Bank in Washington, DC undertook a project to benchmark and assess the performance of special economic zones in a number of developing countries. The two main objectives were to: (i) develop structured indicators on performance of SEZs; and (ii) identify features of well-designed and managed SEZs that facilitate the achievement of policy objectives. Vietnam was selected as a country in which to conduct this research. The project included two parts: surveys and one case study. The respondents of the surveys are firms operating in three export processing zones: Linh Trung 1, Linh Trung 2 and Tan Thuan and in 10 economic zones scattered across the country