LOCATION

Vietnam
Hô-Chi-Minh City

LOCAL PARTNER

Social Development Training Center (SDTC)

PROJECT LAUNCH

2013

Support for small enterprises in Vietnam

In Ho Chi Minh City, the program supports small sedentary entrepreneurs and street vendors who are particularly vulnerable to the city’s planning policies.

The program implemented in Ho Chi Minh City on the basis of the new Top Sales course, focuses on training for street vendors (70% are women) who experience a particularly unstable situation in Vietnam.

THE WHITE BOOK ON STREET VENDORS IN VIETNAM

Street vendors represent 11% of informal non-agricultural jobs and 15% of the food offering in Ho Chi Minh City. Already very vulnerable, today, street vendors are even more threatened faced with the recent implementation of aggressive planning policies, in particular in certain tourist areas.

Alongside the training offering for street vendors available since 2013, the IECD has participated in the analysis of the role played by street vendors in the urban development of cities such as Ho Chi Minh City. In May 2016, a round table on the theme of the ″sustainable development of subsistence resources for street vendors″ brought together 115 participants, including   representatives of local authorities, town planning experts, civil society (enterprises and associations) and street vendors. Following this debate, the IECD continued the work with the production of a White Book with a view to identifying and outlining original initiatives in the associative and business world: this work was completed by in-depth documentary work and interviews with experts and presents the solutions proposed by street vendors themselves.

2017 results: 

  • 202 entrepreneurs participated in the Basic Management Training or the Start-Up Training.