Country report: 15 years achieving the Viet Nam Millennium Development Goals

18 Sep 2015
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This report documents the progress/ results of Viet Nam in implementing MDGs throughout the period from 2001 to 2015. Along this 15-year journey of moving towards MDG achievement, after the first report compiled by UNDP in 2002, the country has developed annual Country Reports in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2013 that described the progress for each time period. This report concludes that process by providing a broad-based and insightful review of achievement as well as challenges faced by Viet Nam during the whole MDG period, and provides perspectives for the country’s development beyond 2015.

This report comprises four main chapters. Chapter 1 provides detailed analysis of Viet Nam’s socio-economic development context in three developmental stages: 2001-2005, 2006-2010, and 2011-2015. Chapter 2 analyzes the country’s results for the eight MDGs; it reviews both successes and identifies challenges hindering the completion of MDGs. Chapter 3 highlights key lessons learnt from good practices throughout implementation period of MDGs from 2000 to 2015. The key lessons learnt include poverty reduction, mobilization of international resources, decentralization and strengthening ownership, capacity building, and international integration. Chapter 4 examines the challenges that Viet Nam is likely to face in the post-2015 period, while also addressing the potential opportunities that the country needs to embrace to achieve developmental success. The report uses statistics and information collected from government and UN agencies to offer valuable and reliable insights on the country’s progress in MDGs implementation.