Vietnam Executive Leadership Program

The latest thinking on the central policy challenges confronting Vietnam and the world

The Vietnam Executive Leadership Program (VELP) provides a forum for an elite cohort of approximately twenty high-ranking policymakers and executives to engage in a weeklong series of structured, research-based discussions about the central policy challenges confronting Vietnam and the world, with prominent international scholars, policy-makers and business leaders. The Vietnamese government’s flagship international executive program for senior leaders, VELP is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnam Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
The agenda for VELP is developed jointly by the Vietnamese government and the faculty of the Vietnam Program and the Fulbright School of Public Policy in Ho Chi Minh City. Discussion themes are designed to provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on major global economic and geopolitical trends and, through interaction with distinguished experts and thought leaders from the academy, government, and the corporate sector, consider how international issues and trends impact national policy. A framework paper is written in preparation for each annual session of the program. The framework paper prepared for the most recent session is available here.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his delegation attended the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program in 2013