IESC is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve standards of living and foster resilient economies. Since 1964, we have worked in 130 countries, including the world’s oldest, China, and its newest, South Sudan.
Currently Paul Weijers is in Vietnam as Senior Technical Advisor with a project named “LinkSME”.
This 5-year project that started in October 2018, is financed by USAID and implemented by IESC. Paul joined in April 2021 and leads the process of 1) building the capacity of Vietnamese intermediary organizations to increase market linkages between Vietnamese SMEs and (international) lead firms, and 2) developing the capacity of diverse group of business support organizations (agribusiness, textile and apparel, and other sectors including manufacturing) to better prepare, identify, and support their SME members meet the requirements of lead firms to increase linkages and the participation of SMEs in the supply chain.