Current projects

Expansion of the national business registration system (NBRS) to new business entities: Viet Nam

The project follows up on a previous UNIDO project funded by NORAD, SECO, OPF and UNIDO, which established a National Business Registration System (NBRS). The new phase seeks to expand and consolidate previous results and, by 2017, enable the ABR and BROs to provide accurate, legally binding information on commercial entities to the business community, government agencies and the general public, independently from similar further international donor support. UNIDO will primarily assist the ABR and BROs in expanding the coverage of the existing NBRS to other types of businesses, for which it will provide them with legal advice, institution building, technical upgrading of the NBRS, and capacity building of staff.

Platform for investment monitoring and supplier development in Viet Nam

The project aims to strengthen the national institutions' and private sector decision makers' capacity to monitor and manage investment flows. It will accomplish this by establishing a web-based investment monitoring platform that can be used to analyze and manage foreign direct investment. By establishing a supplier benchmarking and subcontracting exchange (SPX) unit, the project will further equip the manufacturing sector to present itself as a viable and competitive supplier base for global enterprises. 

Promoting energy efficiency in industries through system optimization and energy management standards

The project promotes industrial energy efficiency through applying a system optimization approach and energy management standards in line with ISO 50,001.

Supporting Viet Nam's pharmaceutical production

The project supports the Government of Viet Nam in its efforts to increase the availability of locally produced, essential quality medicines for the population at large and strengthen Viet Nam’s pharmaceutical industry.

Strengthen the supply capacity of the fruits and vegetable sector by introducing proper technologies along the value chain

The project supports the Government to implement its National Target Program on New Rural Development. UNIDO's help consists in providing small-holders with the necessary technologies and conservation and value-addition skills that can increase their income. 

Helping Vietnamese SMEs adapt and adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) for improved linkages with global supply chains in sustainable production

The overall objective of the project is to improve the environmental and social performance of Vietnamese SMEs in global supply chains through the increased awareness, understanding and adoption of Triple Bottom line corporate social responsibility. 

Benchmarking Viet Nam’s training system for manufacturing skills

The project contributes to the development of an internationally competitive industrial training system that corresponds to the urgent need of Viet Nam’s industry to climb up the technology ladder and create more jobs in high-added value manufacturing. 

Overcoming policy, market and technological barriers to support technological innovation and south-south technology transfer: the pilot case of ethanol production from cassava

The project aims to remove barriers and create a conducive environment for the promotion of ethanol production technologies and South-South technology transfer. 

Reducing greenhouse gas and ODS Emissions through technology transfer in industrial refrigeration

The objective of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating an enabling environment for the use of alternative, very low or zero GWP refrigerants in cold storage facilities in Viet Nam that currently use HCFC-22 for servicing and maintenance purposes.