The PACA Exercise in Yen My district is part of the project component on Local Economic Development (LED) in Hung Yen province funded by GTZ SME Promotion. The main objective of the program is to increase the competitiveness of SMEs in the private sector. Using the PACA approach, the LED component focuses on short-term LED initiatives that stimulate the mobilization of local resources in developing its economy. The PACA exercise in Hung Yen is considered a territorial one focusing on the district Yen My and its leading economic sectors and was conducted in Yen My district from 8th to 17th of June, 2005. Prior to that, a five-day training on PACA for government officials and representatives of enterprises in Hung Yen province and Yen My district took place from 23th to 27th of May, 2005.