Poverty Reduction in Vietnam: The Role of Foreign Direct Investment
Poverty is one of the most discussed issues in the international arena and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been suggested to be an important ingredient in poverty reduction. Thus, this paper examines the impacts of FDI on poverty alleviation in Vietnam. Using panel dataset covering 63 provinces of Vietnam in the period 2002-2012, the estimates of the fixed effects method indicate that FDI reduces poverty in Vietnam. Therefore, in general, integration into the world economy through FDI, benefits the poor in Vietnam.
Index Terms - Foreign Direct Investment, Poverty Reduction, Vietnam.