|The thematic discussion: Innovation in the public sector (photo: NIC/VOV5)
Vu Quoc Huy, Director of the National Innovation Center, said: “It’s necessary to have a Public Sector Innovation Index (PII) framework, particularly in the rapid digitalized economy. NIC and the UNDP co-organize this workshop to realize Vietnam's aspirations, guidelines, and orientations of innovation through activities to develop innovation ecosystems and renovate the growth model based on science and technology development.”
The Public Sector Innovation Index (PII) in Vietnam is part of the Innovation Framework for the People under the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), which receives major funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
James Dean, First Secretary of the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, said: “Australia is committed to support Vietnam in innovation agenda. Innovation continues to be the key goal of achieving Vietnam’s high income aspiration by 2045. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh calls for innovation to have great contributions to addressing emerging economic, societal, and institutional challenges. Innovation is one of the key pillars under Australia’s strategic partnership with Vietnam.”
Over the last decade Vietnam has recorded remarkable achievements in developing a modern economy based on innovation and application of technological advances. The Global Innovation Index (GII)2022 report conducted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on September 30, 2022 ranked Vietnam 48th of 132 countries and economies and in the group of countries that have made the greatest progress in the past decade.