Four2atous: Zimbabweans remained glued on their television sets; envying the Americans for their mature democracy and the willingness of leaders to transfer power from one leader to another every eight years.=
Four2atous: Zimbabwe....Where has all the money gone?=
NWMontana: Vietnam Is Accelerating Economic Reforms - Prime Minister
HANOI, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- Vietnam is focusing on completing economic reforms and building a consistent, synchronous and modern administrative regime to enhance governance efficiency, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The prime minister made the statement during a reception for the Head of Switzerland's Malik Research Institute, Professor Fredmund Malik, whilst in Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
Phuc applauded the institute for its active cooperation with Vietnamese bodies and localities.
He called on the Malik Institute to continue effectively working on agreements signed with Vietnam, share experience and knowledge and help improve management capabilities and skills for Vietnamese officials.
In the meantime, Professor Malik detailed the institute's cooperation activities in Vietnam, expressing his wish for accelerated implementation of cooperation programmes and projects with Vietnam's ministries, sectors and research institutes.
The Malik Research Institute, founded by Professor Fredmund Malik in 1984, is one of the world's leading organisations for holistic general management, leadership and governance solutions.
In Vietnam, the institute is implementing joint projects with the Ho Chi Minh National Administrative Institute and Hai Phong City on applying the systems thinking-based management model to urban development.-- BERNAMA