Enabling Finance and Investment Policy Framework to Promote Women-focused Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) in Vietnam

The paper titled “Enabling Finance and Investment Policy Framework to Promote Women-focused Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) in Vietnam” is an essential component of the ongoing series under the Impact Investing Readiness in Vietnam (IIRV) Project. It is set to be released annually from 2022 to 2027. This research aims to analyze and evaluate the current financial and policy situation for SIBs in Vietnam. The objective is to create a favorable environment for their development and increase their ability to attract more impact investments. 

This study examines the financial and investment policies impacting women-focused SIBs in Vietnam. It carefully examines the roles of essential policy participants and utilizes global standards to create informed recommendations. These recommendations propose a substantial change in how the Government views its role in public policy within the social impact investment (SII) arena. It specifically promotes a shift from a charitable strategy to a more business-oriented one, acknowledging the crucial role of SIBs in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within the larger SII ecosystem, it places the Government in a central role in stimulating growth by establishing a favorable regulatory framework.