Social services for human development: Viet Nam Human Development Report 2011

19 Jan 2012

This national Human Development Report provides an evidence-based analysis of Viet Nam's human development progress at the sub-national level, focusing specifically on issues around health and education. It looks at the challenges many Vietnamese face in accessing basic social services. The report shows how rising economic inequality is accompanied by persistent disparities in key education and health indicators. It concludes that if Viet Nam is to continue moving to higher levels of human development, ensuring universal, equitable access to health and education is essential.