Local Enterprises

IDE builds the capacity of the grassroots private sector very small, often one-person informal enterprises at the commune level. Interventions focus on developing the layer of businesses immediately surrounding poor families. This is the most critical part of the system, because it links poor families to outside markets.

IDE trains local entrepreneurs to:

Develop a mission statement;

Improve the quality of their services; and

Build a loyal and expanding consumer base.

These enterprises eventually develop reputations as reliable sources of products, information, and services.

Where appropriate, IDE builds a brand for a product, process, or set of techniques and technologies and helps local enterprises market that brand and maintain the quality of the products and services it represents.


Whilst IDE is a non-profit organization, its projects are implemented through profitable and sustainable small and micro enterprises, growing with the trend of economic liberalization in Vietnam

International Development Enterprises

No. 22, Lane 178, Thai Ha St., Hanoi
 Tel: (+84) 4 3 5147800     Fax: (+84) 4 3 5147802  E-Mail