A working paper by the World Bank warns that 65 percent of the sea dike system does not meet the safety standards and that about $2 billion in capital investment is necessary to meet the standards, mainly in the Red River Delta.

Investing in clean energy is an indispensable trend for a nation to ensure energy security and sustainable development in the future. Vietnam has great potential for developing energy sources, but the development of these power sources, especially solar power in Vietnam is still limited. Huynh Tan Hoi provided an article to evaluate the potential of solar energy development in Vietnam with some suggestions to optimize the application of that source in accordance with the domestic conditions.

The community-based tourism (CBT) emerged as a possible solution to bring sustainability in developing countries. To test this statement, Nguyen Quang Tan, Ubukata Fumikazu, and Nguyen Cong Dinh conducted a survey in Hong Ha and Thuy Bieu communes, Thua Thien Hue province. They found a dilemma of CBT development, in which external private actors can play as hero and villain: while the external private actors can increase investment and bring commercial activities, there also exists a threat of decreasing benefits for the locals and elite capture. A deliberate consideration of incorporating the private sector is necessary to avoid this dilemma and maximize community benefits.

Speaking of community-based tourism (CBT), Nguyen Thanh Nam discusses women’s participation in the context of the development of Quynh Son community tourism village, Bac Son district, Lang Son province, Vietnam. He suggests that women should be empowered to overcome various barriers such as customs, language, education, or gender notions.

A group of researchers from Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) conducts a paper to evaluate and obtain an overview of the status of organization, management and operation of agricultural cooperatives in Thai Binh province.

What makes a quality curriculum within the framework of the fourth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4)?  An article at International Review of Education tried to answer this question in the context of Vietnam. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” curriculum assessment formula, since each country exhibits distinctive features in its teaching and learning programme, the indicators developed by the authors for their study can be adjusted to suit the needs of other countries.

Duong Duc Tam clarifies the reality of Vietnam’s agriculture over the past time; shortcomings and obstacles of the agricultural sector, thereby proposing some solutions to remove difficulties for Vietnam’s agriculture in the coming time.

Speaking of agriculture development, an article by Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the role of media in agriculture development.

A paper by Nguyen Hoang Phuong presents some of the key challenges needed to meet the requirements of the transportation era 4.0. It analyzed the impact of Industry 4.0 on the transportation industry and proposed advanced technology solutions 4.0 to apply intelligent transport development in Vietnam.

An article on Systemic Practice and Action Research discusses how an interdisciplinary research team partnered with a variety of stakeholders concerned with and/or affected by the impacts of climate change in the Red River Delta of Vietnam. The research, undertaken from 2016 to 2018, drew upon a wide range of methods to systematically investigate these impacts – with a view to the research inputting into the development of (more) sustainable ways of living.

Marta Gasparin and Martin Quinn developed a new model of policy development for the creative industries in a transitional economy setting. They identify the needs and requirements of the creative industries and then propose a model of policy development to support this sector in Vietnam.

A policy brief shows the investment priorities of stakeholders in forest protection and development in Vietnam from 2011-2019. It demonstrates that stakeholders’ investment priorities in forest protection and development are expanding to keep pace with forestry sector development trends worldwide.

A study by Nguyen Van Huy and Diane Lee explores Kinh and Ethnic stakeholders’ perceptions of the impacts of tourism development in Sapa, Vietnam via the Social Exchange Theory.

A paper examines the factors affecting human resources for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Vietnam by using survey data from laborers who worked in SMEs in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Tien and colleagues analyze the current situation and how Vietnamese enterprises manage the environment towards sustainable development. They then provide a number of suggestions and policy recommendations for government agencies and businesses.