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. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/02/27/the-hanoi-summit-shines-a-light-on-the-vietnam-model-of-development/
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THE HANOI SUMMIT SHINES A LIGHT ON THE “VIETNAM MODEL” OF DEVELOPMENT
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are meeting in Hanoi to try to make progress on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The choice of venue naturally draws attention to the “Vietnam model,” which some North Korean officials have expressed an interest in following. Countries are different, and it doesn’t work to simply copy-and-paste. But countries can learn from each other, as I wrote in a 2015 study. Vietnam has been a remarkably successful developing country. The best metric for this is the decline in extreme poverty, from 53 percent of the population in 1992 to 3 percent today. DAVID DOLLAR READ MORE