The year 2007 witnessed a continuation of a five-year dynamic momentum evident on several fronts, notably a fast-growing economy and a vivid sociopolitical landscape, coupled with an active diplomacy. People's standard of living has improved and a sense of confidence and hope in a better future has permeated the populace. Viet Nam's scorecard on the diplomatic front continued to show impressive gains. Yet, momentum can be sustained only if limitations in institutions, education, and infrastructure can be addressed effectively.
- Vietnamese economy
- economy in transition
- economic development
- social development
- politics and governance
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.