Poverty Reduction


2013 Human Development Report

Summary The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The Report identifiesmore


A mapping exercise poverty reduction programmes and policies in Viet Nam

The scope of the study is to focus on projects with a direct poverty reduction support focus or elements, whether directly funded through the state and local budgets or through policies supporting access to social services. The purpose of this study is primarily a mapping exercise of Vietnam’smore


A mid-term review of the national targeted programme for poverty reduction and programme 135-II, 2006 - 2008

Since the launch of ‘Doi Moi’ reforms in 1986, Viet Nam has embarked upon a hugely successful process of structural reform and socio-economic development. The economy has been fundamentally transformed, from a centrally planned command economy model, to a market based one rapidly integrating intomore


A robust harvest: strategic choices for agricultural and rural development in Viet Nam

This paper – a companion paper to ‘Getting to work’ by Ian Coxhead, Diep Phan, Dinh Vu Trang Ngan and Kim N. B. Ninh - explores issues related to the modernization of Viet Nam’s agricultural sector and the development of the country’s rural economy by analysing international experience andmore


Achieving MDGs through ICT: Experiences and Challenges in Viet Nam

Achieving the MDGs through ICTs will require substantial investment not only in the form of financial investment but also social and human investment. ICT adoption and acceptance will require a change in mindsets and greater openness to the new opportunities and possibilities that ICT contains.more


Beyond HEPR: A framework for an Integrated National System of Social Security in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has entered an unprecedented period of social and economic change. Rapid economic growth has created millions of jobs, raised incomes and improved living standards dramatically for millions of Vietnamese people. Economic development has also transformed the nature of economic risk for manymore

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Viet Nam has achieved significant economic, social and poverty reduction successes, yet widening inequalities and disparities are emerging. To meet these challenges, UNDP is working to promote inclusive and equitable development in Viet Nam and respond to Government needs to address national development priorities. We support high-quality policy research, facilitate debates and help identify suitable solutions for Viet Nam to design and implement more inclusive development policies, national poverty reduction and social assistance programmes targeting the poorest women and men. UNDP is also strengthening national capacity to monitor socio-economic and human development along with MDG progress. The right-based development and participation of the vulnerable women and men in the development process is an emphasis in all programmatic support areas.