Viet Nam is one of the world's sixteen most biologically diverse countries. At present, over 50,000 species have been identified, consisting of nearly 7,500 microorganisms, 20,000 terrestrial and water plants, 10,500 terrestrial animals, 2,000 invertebrates and freshwater fish and over 11,000 marine species. Although biodiversity brings direct benefits to humans, contribute to the national sustainable development strategy and protect environment, Viet Nam is experiencing rapid loss due to the population growth, overexploitation of natural resources, illegal logging and the expansion and intensification of agriculture. The objectives of BIOFIN in Viet Nam is to support the country to assess the current financial flows to biodiversity protection, develop appropriate mechanisms to improve the financial sustainability and to assist the implementation of the undated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.
The National BIOFIN team are experts on Policy and Institutional Review, Biodiversity Expenditure and Finance Needs Assessment.
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nguyen is an expert on PIR. He has Doctoral degree in Economics at the National Economic University in Viet Nam. He has in-depth experience in policy analysis, institutional capacity building and sustainable financial planning for biodiversity conservation. He worked as a consultant for the WB, the ADB and the United Nations in Viet Nam.
Ms. Tran Thi Thu Ha is a BER expert. She is a PhD candidate of Environment and Sustainable Development. She worked as a consultant at WB, FAO, ADB, UNDP, GEF, GIZ, and JICA. She has strong experience in ecosystem service valuation and forestry policy analysis.
As an expert on FNA of the Viet Nam BIOFIN team, Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Hue has Doctor degree of Finance, Banking and Economics of the National Economics University in Viet Nam. She has strong expertise in financial management. She also worked as a consultant at many projects of the WB, CIDA and UNDP.