In February 2011, Resolution 11, a comprehensive macroeconomic stabilization package, was introduced by the Government of Vietnam. Following that, in October 2011, a large-scale, long-term program on economic restructuring was implemented, focusing on three key areas of public investment, banking and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Although positive changes are expected in the long term, short-term adjustment costs are not entirely understood. The project consisted of baseline and endline surveys, and monitoring surveys in between to collect up-to-date information on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in response to such macroeconomic policies. The specific objectives of the project was to raise awareness among policy makers in Vietnam on the importance of integrating inclusive growth into macroeconomic policy making and oversight, as well as to strengthen the information base and analytical capacity of the Economic Committee of the National Assembly (ECNA) and other committees for their oversight work on impacts of macroeconomic policies on the performance of SMEs and labor market outcomes.
RTA’s main tasks:
- Developed the rtSurvey platform for the baseline, endline and monitoring surveys
- Developed web-based and tablet-based forms
- Recruited and trained enumerators
- Managed and monitored field research and phone surveys
- Checked and cleaned data regularly through rtSurvey
- Delivered final dataset to project leaders