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Quang Nam Provincial Development Strategy

Background and Objectives

Background

Quang Nam province is poor agricultural province located at heart of the most disaster prone area of Vietnam. Since Doi Moi, the province has seen important socio-economic and spatial changes manifesting in a rapid emergence of large-scale industrial zones and turist facilities. However, the rapid economic growth also put pressure and risks in the effective use of environmental resources. Therefore, the introduction of a new strategic and participatory planning framework is necessary.

Objectives

- Strengthen capacity of national and local officials on strategic planning and CDS/PDS with integration of gender, environment, climate change and disaster management considerations;
- Facilitate the preparation of PDS for Quang Nam to guide the provincial development and investment, with particular focus on urban development, environmental sustainability, climate change and social equity; and
- Provide national level policy recommendations on institutionalization of CDS/PDS in the planning system.

Activities

Main activities include;
- Provide training to staff of MPI, MOC, ACVN, local staff and PDS Task Force on strategic planning and CDS preparation;
- Conduct a SWOT analysis and poverty analysis using GIS/MIS technology for the development strategy undertaken through consultation with stakeholders including an analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation;
- Activity 4: Identify and reach consensus on a Vision, overall direction and specific strategies, for sustainable long-term development with integration of climate change considerations.
- Prepare a Policy Proposition Papers/Recommendations on CDS/PDS and its relevance to improving socio-economic planning, urban and regional planning and investment planning in Vietnam.

Results

Expected results are as follows:
- Capacity of national and local officials on strategic planning and CDS/PDS with integration of gender, environment, climate change and disaster management considerations is improved;
- PDS for Quang Nam to guide the provincial development and investment, with particular focus on urban development, environmental sustainability, climate change and social equity is prepared and implemented;
- Recommendations are made to national level policy on institutionalization of CDS/PDS in the planning system are facilitated.

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