Launch of studies into private business development services (BDS) markets in Viet Nam and Thailand

Consultancy Report for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), October 25th - December 12th 1999

The study surveyed SEs in Vietnam and Thailand to evaluate the importance of the private BDS sector and document the variety, usage, and relevance of private sector services. It also identified opportunities for interventions that could strengthen private sector BDS provision in the two countries. The study surveyed food processing, furniture, textiles / clothing and information technology in Thailand; and wooden furniture, textiles / clothing, ceramics / pottery, light engineering, and food processing in Viet Nam. The surveys focused on the business to business linkages of each SE and the services provided through those links.