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USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness Activity (IPS-C)

The purpose of the USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness Activity (“IPS-C”) is to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam, including those employing owned or led by women and vulnerable populations. With this activity, USAID/Vietnam is supporting Vietnam’s competitiveness: vertically at the policy, market and firm level; and horizontally by working along the entire spectrum of enterprise growth models, from household businesses transforming into registered firms to small firms on the cusp of scaling up The Activity is comprised of three inter-related objectives. The Agency for Enterprise Development of the Ministry of Planning and Investment is the Vietnam Government counterpart of IPS-C. JAA supports implementation of the IPS-C Activity under the following objectives:

Objective 1: Building business management capacity of SGBs, including those led by vulnerable populations

Objective 2: Improving efficiency and productivity by promoting innovation, technology adoption, and sustainable business models

Objective 3: Strengthening business-to-business (B2B) and cross-sectoral linkages

JAA has been supporting the project to foster locally-led, locally-owned solutions that leverage the strength of the Vietnamese talent pool, including the promotion of “Made in Vietnam” products, services, and technologies, as well as solutions that contribute to improving the business enabling environment. JAA has also been engaging and leveraging the resources of the private sector to create shared value partnerships and the design and implementation of market-led solutions.

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