The Vietnam Program engaged a select group of provincial and national-level policymakers in policy dialogue through its Vietnam Policy Update (VPU) program held in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Vietnam faces a range of complex policy challenges in an international context fraught with uncertainty. Against this backdrop, Vietnamese policymakers are preparing the country's development strategy for the next ten years, which will be debated and adopted at the Party Congress in 2011. Over three days, VPU engaged the participants in a structured discussion with leading Vietnamese and international experts on a range of issues related to Vietnam’s socioeconomic development. Key topics included regional development strategies in an international context, geopolitical developments in East and Southeast Asia, the regional and global economic outlook, an analysis of Vietnam's competitiveness and economy, and infrastructure challenges.