On January 25, 2005,
Le Anh Tu Packard, consultant to the World Bank and chief technical consultant to the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance on the reform of State Owned Enterprises, presented a talk on the gender dimensions of economic reform in Vietnam to the Center for Vietnamese
Philosophy, Culture, and Society.
The talk examined the question why Vietnam is an interesting case study of the intersection of gender and economic reform, issues of globalization, the status of women, cultural views of gender equality and inequality, the effects of Doi Moi reforms and foreign policy initiatives, policy issues, positive and negative outcomes, social welfare, access to credit, and prospects for the future.
The gender and macroeconomics research supporting Le Anh Tu Packard's work was commissioned by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and will be published as a UNRISD Occasional Paper.
A PowerPoint summary of key points of the talk is here:
Gender Dimensions of Vietnam's Economic Reforms.