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Curriculum vitae - Raymond Mallon, Economic Consultant

Curriculum vitae: Raymond Laurence MALLON. Economist. Address
631 Gordonville Road
Bellingen, NSW, 2454. Australia.
IPO Box 212, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Mobile: 84 903 404949
Country and program evaluation and strategy studies
Trade, investment and regional cooperation
Private sector development and regulatory reform
Economic growth and rural-urban transition
Economic policy analysis and evaluation
Governance and accountability in development
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
High level communication skills/networks in Asia
Corporate governance
Capacity building and team leadership skills
Negotiation and consensus building skills
Writing, communication and computer skills
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia,
Caribbean, China, Egypt, Fiji, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos,
Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Solomon
Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam.
1995Economist/Development and Business Advisory
1993-95 World Bank, Economic Advisor/Team Leader,
Enterprise Reform Program, Viet Nam
1991-93 Resident Economist, UNDP, Viet Nam.
1988-91 Economist, Asian Development Bank, Manila,
1984-88 Consultant Economist, Hassall & Associates,
Sydney, Australia.
1983-84 Economist, Australian Meat and Livestock
Corporation, Australia.
1981-82 Research Assistant/Tutor, UNE, Armidale,
1974-78 Self-employed, agricultural services.
1986 Master of Economics, Australian National University.
1982 Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hon.), University of
New England.
1975 Certificate of Farm Technology, Albury Technical
Short-term training in areas such as Board skills, corporate
governance, strategic planning, and communications. Frequent
Coursera student.
v Australian Institute of Company Directors.
v World Economics Association
v Member, AIESEC Board of Advisors, University of Foreign
Trade, Hanoi.
v (Former) Member, Board of Directors (and former Chair of
Governance Committee) United Nations International School
of Hanoi
Travel, reading, food and wine, architecture, international
developments, movies, and sport.
v English: native speaker.
v Vietnamese: intermediate
v Thai/Lao: basic
Married Ms To Hanh Trinh (17 December 1994).
Children: Kim Lan Mallon & Danielle Dan Phuong Mallon
DATE OF BIRTH: 8 December 1957
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Economic Advisory Services: Independent advisor to financial institutions, development agencies, private sector
clients, and research institutes focussing on: economic growth and development; economic integration and trade policy;
program planning and evaluation; regulatory reform; private sector development; regional/local economic development;
and state enterprise reform. Commentator on economic, business and trade policy issues.
World Bank, Team Leader/Economic Advisor, Enterprise Reform, Viet Nam: Provided policy and program
management advice on State enterprise reform, privatization, private sector development & regulatory reform.
Resident Economist, UNDP, Viet Nam: Managed development and implementation of support for Viet Nam’s
transition to a market economy.
Country Economist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines: Led country economic and sector studies in Laos,
Thailand and Viet Nam. Helped develop and implement sector development programs.
Consultant Economist, Hassall & Associates, Australia. Provided economic policy, resource management, and
rural development consulting services to private and public sector clients in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
Economist, Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation, Australia.
Research Assistant and Tutor, UNE, Armidale, Australia.
Restructuring for a more Competitive Viet Nam. Senior Advisor. Support to implement economic
restructuring program aimed at: (i) Increasing national economic competitiveness by improving the business enabling
environment and reforming and developing economic institutions; (ii) accelerating growth in labour productivity,
employment & incomes; and (iii) improving regulatory transparency and reducing corruption.
Asia/Pacific. Corporate Clients. Provides periodic briefings and presentations on economic developments, trends,
and issues impacting on Viet Nam, the Mekong Sub-regional and Asia.
WB/Viet Nam. Economic Institutions. Provided support for preparation of Government report on issues related to
the development and reform of economic institutions to facilitate the transition to a more competitive market economy.
Helped develop proposals for possible development cooperation activities.
ERIA/Regional Economic Cooperation Partnership (RCEP). Prepare briefing paper with range of options to
assist in negotiating Economic and Technical Cooperation (ETC) activities under the Regional Comprehensive Economic
Partnership (RCEP). Met with RCEP ETC working group in Indonesia (Bali) and India (Delhi) to discuss report.
WB/Viet Nam. Team Leader/Economist. Led a small team responsible for preparing an overview discussion paper
on Financing Viet Nam’s Development in the post-2015 period.
AusAID/Viet Nam. Economist/Team Leader. Led a multinational team developing an economic reform and
restructuring program, including improvements in the business enabling environment, corporate governance, State
Enterprise reform, strengthening competition institutions, and restructuring the rural economy.
AusAID/Viet Nam. Peer Review of Country Strategy Evaluation Study.
Viet Nam. Beyond WTO Program. Multi-donor. Senior Advisor. B-WTO supported applied policy research,
policy dialogue, and training related to: (i) building market economic institutions; (ii) social and economic impacts of
integration; (iii) building capacity of Government agencies to manage and coordinate integration; and (iv) provincial level
integration initiatives. Worked with national Senior Advisory Group to establish research priorities, evaluate proposals,
and implement outreach activities, beneficiary impact assessments, and ongoing program evaluation.
ASEAN/AusAID. Team Leader. Regional Cooperation. Evaluated AANZFTA Economic Cooperation Support
Program. Reviewed options for AusAID support for proposed Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Thailand. ADB. Economist/Growth Diagnostics/Regional Cooperation. Helped evaluate past strategy and
draft and negotiate ADB’s Thailand Country Partnership Strategy 2012-16. Lead consultant with particular focus on
macro economic, private sector development, knowledge services and regional cooperation and integration. Follow-up
support to ADB growth diagnostic study for Thailand, including drafting of regional cooperation chapter.
South Asia. Evaluation of AusAID Regional Support. Led AusAID’s cluster evaluation of the: (a) AusAID-ADB
Development Partnership Facility for South Asia; and (b) AusAID-World Bank Service Delivery and Improvement
Facility for South Asia. Provided lessons and recommendations to guide AusAID engagement with MFIs in South Asia.
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Egypt. GIZ/AusAID. Private sector economist in joint appraisal mission for an Employment Promotion Program.
Laos. AusAID. Aid Effectiveness Expert/Economist. Ad hoc advisor to AusAID in implementing poverty
reduction program focussed on green growth, trade, investment and business development reforms and institution
building. Evaluated multi-donor support aimed at helping Laos negotiate WTO accession. Prepared a paper: “General
Budget Support to Laos: Issues and Lessons from International Experiences” as input to AusAID planning process.
Thailand. ADB. Review of ADB Country Partnership Strategy and options to improve knowledge services.
Egypt. AusAID. Private sector specialist/economic. Helped identify options for employment generation support.
Indonesia. ADB. Peer Review of ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy for Indonesia.
Caribbean. AusAID. Economist/Private Sector/Access to Finance. Responsible for assessing priorities and
options for programming the Economic Resilience component of AusAID’s support to the Caribbean region.
Viet Nam/Laos/International. Luxembourg Government. Programme Review. Team Leader for reviews of
development cooperation with Laos and Viet Nam. Responsible for study design; supervision of 6 national consultants;
preparation of consolidated report; and presentation of findings to key stakeholders.
ADB/UNESCAP. Evaluation of Cooperation Agreement. Led mid-term evaluation of MOU on cooperation
between ADB and UNESCAP and provided recommendations for an enhanced and more effective partnership.
Viet Nam. MPI/DSI/UNDP. Strategic Development Planning. Senior Advisor to Development Strategy
Institute in project to help develop Viet Nam Socio-Economic Development Strategy 2011-2020.
Viet Nam. MPI/ADB. SME Development. Consultant Team Leader helping formulate a policy White Paper aimed
at improving the business-enabling environment to support SME competitiveness and growth.
Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong. Workshop resource person: Viet Nam, East Asia & Beyond.
EU. Viet Nam Private Sector Support Programme (VPSSP). Part-time leader of multi-national team supporting
private sector development by reducing regulatory and administrative compliance costs at national & sub-national levels.
Philippines. ADB. Evaluation Specialist/Team Leader. Provided advice and drafted completion study of ADB’s
3-year country strategy for the Philippines, including lessons learned for future ADB operations.
Viet Nam. MOIT/WB. Trade Policy Advisor. Provide comments and provide suggestions for strengthening the
Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Beyond WTO Action Plan.
Viet Nam. MPI/UNDP. Team Leader/ Decentralization Support Programme. Led mid-term review of a
multi-donor supported program of support for local government capacity building.
Viet Nam. “Issues Paper on Local Development Strategies” to MOLISA/ILO Employment Forum in Hanoi.
Australia/Viet Nam. (ANU). Presented economic update paper to Viet Nam Update Conference.
Viet Nam: Government of Norway. Appraisal: Support to National Business Registration System.
Viet Nam: ADB. Results Based Planning. Advised on developing management systems for periodic monitoring of
development outcomes from ADB supported development programs.
International: WB/IFC. Peer review of joint-donor guidelines to improve business-enabling environment.
Viet Nam: EU. Team Leader: Private Sector Support Programme Evaluation. Evaluation of programme
supporting regulatory reform (local, provincial and national), local economic development, and business incubators.
Viet Nam. Danida. Private Sector. Senior advisor to team evaluating support to promote local economic
development, and the development of the formal private sector.
Viet Nam. Impact evaluation of foreign invested university. Assessed expenditure and other regional socioeconomic impacts. Suggested improvements in monitoring systems to better assess future impacts.
Afghanistan: ADB. Economist/Strategic Planning Consultant. Helped formulate a results based strategy to
guide ADB operations in Afghanistan. Focus of new strategy was on road, power, and rural infrastructure development.
Viet Nam. ADB. Trade Development Assessment. Assisted in review of bottlenecks to trade development.
Reviewed impacts of WTO accession on demand for improved quality standards, food safety, and quality control
Asia. Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. Presented opening paper on lessons learned from support
to improve the business-enabling environment in Asian Economies at international conference in Bangkok.
Viet Nam/Laos/Cambodia. World Bank. Private Sector Strategy. Reviewed private sector development
trends; market failures and binding constraints; and government strategies and priorities as input to strategic plan.
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Viet Nam: ADB. Strategic Planning. Helped formulate a new results based strategy to guide ADB operations in Viet
Nam, focussing on using ADB resources as a catalyst to mobilize increased private sector investment in infrastructure.
Laos: Committee for Planning and Cooperation (CPC/NERI)/UNDP. Private Sector Development.
Identified key bottlenecks to private sector development (causes of informality). Recommended changes to five-year plan
to strengthen focus on private sector development and investment and regional economic cooperation.
Asia Pacific: ADB. Evaluation Consultant/Team Leader. Led a review of the multi-donor Governance
Cooperation Fund (GCF) administered by ADB. Proposed changes to cost-effectively achieve fund objectives.
Viet Nam: GTZ. Policy advisor: private sector/SME policy, draft guidelines on regulatory review and RIAs.
Greater Mekong Subregion: ADB. Sub-regional Economic Corridor. Team Leader for study on actions to
mobilize private investment to complement public investments in GMS economic corridor infrastructure.
Viet Nam: AusAID. Economist - Private Sector. Part-time member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Provide
expert advice on program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Viet Nam: World Bank. Case Study for World Development Report 2005. Prepared a case study on Enterprise
Law reform processes in Viet Nam and impacts on business development.
Viet Nam: CIEM/UNDP. Regulatory Reform/Private Sector Development. Team Leader/advisor. Helped
design study and support domestic consultants undertaking provincial level case studies of private sector development.
Viet Nam: USAID. Viet Nam Competitiveness Initiative. Part time private sector development policy and
regulatory reform advisor. Helped develop a “toolbox” to help improve regulatory reform processes.
Laos: Committee for Planning and Cooperation (CPC)/ADB. Northern Region Development Strategy.
Strategy for subregional cooperation to reduce barriers to private investment; directing public expenditure to address
priority needs, and; improving linkages with neighbouring countries.
Viet Nam: Danida. Private Sector Development Strategy Mission. Economist for concept design mission.
Greater Mekong Sub-region: ADB. Working Group on Agriculture (WGA). Team Leader. Organized
consultations on modalities and priority areas for GMS cooperation to address priority agriculture sector bottlenecks.
Prepared and presented issues paper discussed at WGA Inception Meeting.
Viet Nam: GTZ/Donor Committee for Enterprises Development. Prepared a Viet Nam case study on donor
support to improve the SME enabling environment.
Viet Nam: World Bank. Survey of Performance of Privatised and Partially Privatised Firms. Helped to
design questionnaire and implement pilot study. Assisted with survey analysis and reporting.
Viet Nam: ADB/Japan/World Bank. Multi-donor Evaluation. Economist in team working with the
Government to review application of the comprehensive development framework (CDF) principles.
Viet Nam: CIEM/WB/UNDP. Business Regulation Reform. Team Leader. Outputs included a new Enterprise
Law and related regulatory reforms that reduced barriers to private sector development. Helped manage applied policy
research projects with domestic and external consultant inputs. Developed capacity in applied research, regulatory
drafting, and in strengthening consultative processes. Project has been internationally recognized for its success in
generating practical contributions to reforms that have reduced private sector impediments in both rural and urban areas.
Cambodia: World Bank. Trade Policy Review. Development Economist in a joint WTO, IMF, ITC, UNDP,
UNCTAD, and WB team working the Ministry of Commerce to facilitate WTO accession. Main responsibility was to
work with senior counterparts to prepare sector case studies.
Viet Nam: Economist. Assisted Ministry of Planning and Investment prepare for Consultative Group meetings.
Lao PDR: ADB. Environment Safeguards in Infrastructure Development. Assessed economic and fiscal
impacts and issues related to improving environmental safeguards for investments in power and transport infrastructure.
Viet Nam: MPI/UNDP. Private Sector Development. Economist Resource person advising on preparation of
five year plan and administrative reform to promote private sector development and investment.
Lao PDR: Economist/Strategic Planning. ADB Country Strategy Study –Lead Consultant helping develop
ADB strategy in consultation with government, private sector and other stakeholders.
Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Sri Lanka (ADB). Economist. Evaluated study of the effectiveness of ADB
policy based lending programs in selected Asian economies. Evaluated both results and processes used to support policy
and institutional reforms, and made recommendations for future support.
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Lao PDR: Public Investment Planning (State Planning Committee/ADB). Economist Worked with Lao
counterparts to assist in assembling and presenting sector background material, strategies, issues and sector investment
plans for a national three year rolling public investment plan.
GMS/ADB: Evaluation of Greater Mekong Sub-region Program. Team Leader- Lead consultant for overall
impact evaluation study and responsible for undertaking impact studies on support to transport and economic corridors.
Viet Nam/Australia: Economist. ANU and CIEM. Resource person for Viet Nam Update Conference.
Nepal: Economist/Strategic Planning. ADB Country Operational Strategy Study – Helped draft and
negotiate strategy in consultation with government, private sector and other community groups.
Viet Nam: Economist. APEC Economic and Corporate Governance - Member of team that prepared a survey
report to APEC leaders meeting on initiatives to improve economic and corporate governance.
Philippines: Evaluation Economist. Palawan Integrated Area Development Project (ADB) –Postevaluation of impacts of agriculture, irrigation, livestock, and ports components of this Project.
Viet Nam: Policy Analyst. Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi - Research on policy and institutional issues facing State,
domestic private and foreign investors, and proposed options for donor support to private sector and SME development.
Viet Nam: Economist. Enterprise and Industry Policy Study (ADB and MPI) – Prepared and presented papers
on regulatory and institutional reforms needed to achieve greater equity between private and State enterprises.
Fiji: Rural Development Economist. Sigatoka Valley Rural Development (ADB) - Assessed Project impact,
re-estimated EIRR, and analysed design problems and the impact of major policy reforms.
Viet Nam: Business Economist. Regulatory Environment for Business (WB/UNDP) - Formulated a four-year
TA program to strengthen the capacity of the Central Institute for Economic Management in applied policy research and
reform of business regulatory and governance systems.
Viet Nam: Policy Advisor. Agriculture Program Loan (ADB/GoV) - Prepared policy and program review
papers to facilitate implementation of a set of agriculture policy and institutional reforms.
Viet Nam: Seminar on Industry and Trade Policy (OOG and EDI/WB). Organizer/resource person.
World Bank/UNDP, Team Leader/Economic Advisor, Enterprise Reform, Viet Nam: Provided policy and
program management advice on State enterprise reform, privatization, private sector development & regulatory reform.
Resident Economist, UNDP, Viet Nam: Managed development and implementation of support for Viet Nam’s
transition to a market economy.
Country Economist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines: Led country economic and sector studies in Laos,
Thailand and Viet Nam. Helped develop and implement sector development programs.
Nepal: Agricultural Economist. Post Evaluation of Rural Financial Institutions, ADB - Evaluated impact of
ADB on-lending and technical support, and reviewed constraints to supply of rural credit.
Solomon Islands: Economist. Appraisal of Rural Credit Union Project, IFAD - Reviewed constraints and
options to assist development of rural financial services.
Thailand: Economist, Agriculture Research Planning & Evaluation, WB/Australia - Developed systems,
trained staff, and advised on M&E of research performance in the Thai Department of Agriculture.
Indonesia: Project Economist. Appraisal of Irrigation Sector Project, ADB - Reviewed irrigation sector and
related policies on the financial and economic viability of investments in irrigation development.
Australia: Lecturer, Project Planning and Evaluation, ANU - lecturer in project appraisal and use of microcomputers in financial and economic analysis.
Australia: Regional Planning Economist, Bathurst Development Corporation - Estimated regional economic
losses resulting from proposed compulsory acquisition of large areas of agricultural land for public use.
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ERIA. 2014. Economic and Technical Cooperation under RCEP.
ERIA Briefing Paper, unpublished.
Mallon, R.. 2014. Viet Nam: Economic Restructuring, Rhetoric
or Renewed Renewal? Presentation: EuroCham, Hanoi.
Mallon, R. 2013. Viet Nam’s Economic Transformation and
Current Issues, Commercial Clients, Hanoi.
Mallon, R. 2012. Global & National Economic Trends: Policy &
Business Implications for Viet Nam. Commercial Clients, Hanoi.
Mallon, R. 2011. Assessment of Employment Generation
Partnership Opportunities in Egypt. AusAID, Canberra
Mallon, R. 2011. Viet Nam: Promise of Better Business
Environment. Commercial Clients, Hanoi.
Mallon, R. 2009. State Enterprise Reform and Equitization in
Viet Nam: Accountability and Corruption, U4 Anti-corruption
Resource Centre Workshop. Hanoi
Mallon, R. (2008), Issues Paper on Local Development
Strategies, ILO/MOLISA Employment Forum.
Mallon, R. (2007), Việt Nam: Recent economic developments
and key challenges, Paper presented to Việt Nam Update
Conference, Australian National University, Canberra.
Mallon, R. (1999), “Experiences in the Region and Private
Sector Incentives in Vietnam”, in Leung, S. (Ed.) Vietnam and
the East Asian Crisis, Edward Elgar.
Mallon, Raymond (1998) ‘Mapping the Playing Field: Options
for Reducing Private Sector Disincentives in Viet Nam’ Mimeo,
Swedish Embassy, Hanoi.
Mallon, R. and Irvin, G. (1987), “Is the Vietnamese Miracle in
Trouble?” ISS Working Paper Series No. 253, ISS, The Hague.
Mallon, R. (1997), “Doi Moi and Economic Development in
Vietnam”, in Fforde, A. (Ed.), Doi Moi: Ten Years After the
1986 Party Congress, ANU.
Mallon, R. (1994), “Opening up of the Vietnamese Economy”,
Presented to a Euromoney Conference, Hong Kong.
Mallon, R. (1994), “Recent Developments in State Enterprise
Reform in Viet Nam”, SERP Working Paper, Hanoi.
Kee-Cheok Cheong, Raymond Mallon, Vinyu Vichit- Vadakan,
and Vu Tat Boi (1993), “Strengthening Economic Management
in Viet Nam: Lessons from a Training Project”, EDI Working
Paper, World Bank.
Mallon, R. (1993), “Vietnam: Image and Reality”, in Heath, J.
(Ed.) Revitalising Socialist Enterprise, Routledge, London.
Kammeier, D. H., J. Guimaraes and R. Mallon. 2006. “The
Dynamics of Rural, Urban and Regional Linkages: Development
Trends and Prospects in the GMS”. Report prepared for ADB.
Mallon, R. (1993), “Viet Nam: Overview of Key Economic
Issues”, in Vu Tat Boi (1993), Senior Policy Seminar on the
Economy of Viet Nam, Su That Publishing, Hanoi.
Mallon, R. (2006), Creating Better Business Environments for
Enterprise Development: Asian and Global Lessons, Paper
presented to The Asia Consultative Conference, Bangkok.
Tan, R., Mallon, R.L. and Iwasaki, Y. (1990), "Developments in
Indochina: Implications for Regional Development", Paper
Presented to Symposium on Cooperation in Asia/Pacific, EastWest Center, Hawaii.
Mallon, R. (2005), ‘Actions Needed to Accelerate Domestic
Private Sector Growth’, UNDP/NERI, Vientiane
Mallon, R. (2004). Managing Investment Climate Reforms: Viet
Nam Case Study, Background paper for WB WDR 2005.
Brian Van Arkadie and Raymond Mallon (2004), Viet Nam: Con
ho dang chuyen minh?, Nha Xuat ban Thong ke, Ha Noi .
Brian Van Arkadie and Raymond Mallon (2003), Viet Nam: A
Transition Tiger?, Asia Pacific Press, Canberra.
Mallon, R. (2002). Approaches to Support the Development of
an Enabling Environment for Small Enterprises: Viet Nam Case
Study, GTZ Conference, Turin.
Mallon, R. & Irvin, G. (2001), “Systemic Change and Economic
Reform in Vietnam”, in Weeks, J. & Claes, B. Globalization and
Third World Socialism: Cuba and Vietnam. Palgrave. London
Iwasaki, Y. and Mallon, R.L. (1989), "Economic Report on the
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam", ADB. Manila.
Mallon, R.L. (1984), "Implications of Proposed Lamb Price
Stabilisation Policies", Annual AAES Conference, Sydney.
Mallon, R.L. (1983), "Some Implications and Alternatives to
Australia's Anti-dumping and Countervailing Legislation",
AMLC Economic Information Paper No. 11, Sydney.
Mallon, R.L. and Musgrave, W.F. (1983), "Trends in
Productivity in the Pastoral Zone and Implications for Land
Degradation", Paper Presented to the Australian Agricultural
Economics Society Conference, Brisbane.
Mallon, R.L. (1982), "A Translog Approach to Estimating
Productivity and Structural Change in the Pastoral Zone of
NSW, Honours Thesis, UNE.
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