Project profile — Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Tra Vinh province

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Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Tra Vinh province - Overview
People's Committee of Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam
2014-11-10 - 2022-12-31
Country / region • Vietnam (100.00%)
Sector • Industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to increase economic opportunities for poor rural women and men, including ethnic minorities, in the province of TraVinh. The project contributes to developing and implementing key priorities of the province’s five-year Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Plan. The project also aims to improve environmental sustainability and ensure gender equality. This project seeks to create a favourable business environment for SMEs by, for example, (1) simplifying the business registration process; (2) increasing access to finance and business development services; (3) improving the ability of SME managers to run their businesses; (4) increasing the production capacity of a number of businesses; and (5) improving the skills of the workforce in order to meet the labour needs of small and medium enterprises. The project also aims to improve SMEs’ access to markets in about 20 targeted communities in Tra Vinh province by building priority small-scale infrastructure such as waste treatment facilities, inter-village roads and bridges to improve rural transportation. Finally, the project seeks to improve the ability of local government organizations (at the provincial, district and commune level) to support the development of SMEs. Through training, technical assistance and institutional development, the goal is for these government organizations to be better able to plan, budget, manage their finances, procure, and monitor activities related to SME development in the province.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) improved competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in selected sectors in Tra Vinh Province; (2) increased use of improved and sustainable small-scale infrastructure by SMEs in targeted communities in Tra Vinh Province; and (3) improved local government performance in support of environmentally sustainable and gender responsive small and medium enterprise development in Tra Vinh Province.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of (March 2020) include: at the policy level, the project successfully supported the province to develop and issue many plans that include: (1) its 2018-2020 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Plan that identifies essential commodities (including coconuts, peanuts) and sectors (including tourism) with value chains offering opportunities for business development; (2) two master plans on coconut and peanut value chains development; (3) the Trade Promotion Action plan 2021-2025; (4) the Business Start-up Strategy; (5) the Provincial Competitiveness Index improvement strategy; and (6) the Provincial Women Start-up Program. At the operational level: (1) the project worked to improve government officials and SMEs capacity involved in trade promotion, attracting investments and enabling business environment. More than 500 SMEs and 1000 household businesses benefitted from capacity building program, networking, trade promotion, and 245 accessed Business Development Services; (2) 22 small-scale infrastructures built, resilient to climate change and aiming to develop the coconut value chain. More than 41,000 households (of which 45% ethnic minority people) and 665 SMEs/household businesses benefitted from these infrastructure initiatives; and (3) the project interventions contributed to the creation of 13,400 jobs.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-03-2023 Disbursement -$31,398
31-03-2023 Disbursement $31,398
31-03-2023 Disbursement $31,938
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