Poverty Reduction


Overview of Official Development Assistance in Viet Nam

Disbursement of Official Development Assistance (ODA) rose sharply in 2003 according to data compiled by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The increase in US dollar terms reflects higher spending among top donors and the appreciation of non-dollar currencies, particularly themore


Paying for Urban Infrastructure and Services: A Comparative Study of Municipal Finance in Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and Jakarta

The objectives of this study are to:  analyze past trends and current practices in the generation and allocation of resources for the financing of municipal infrastructure and services in HCMC; perform the same analysis for Shanghai and Jakarta, and compare the results with the performance tomore


Poverty Situation Analysis Of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam 2007-2012

Key Findings from Quantitative Study Vietnam has achieved remarkable results in poverty reduction but the progress of poverty reduction varies greatly among different ethnic groups. Some research studies have shown that economic growth and poverty reduction have not obtained significant successmore


Poverty of ethnic minorities in Viet Nam: Situation and Challenges in Programme 135 Phase II communes

Using data from a high quality household survey for the Government’s Programme 135 Phase II (2006-2011) and other quantitative and qualitative sources, the authors of this report have set out to describe in detail the features of ethnic minority poverty and the restraints to ethnic minoritymore


Pro-poor Growth and policies

A number of studies have attempted to analyze the relationship between economic growth and poverty incidence across countries and time periods (see Ravallion and Chen (1997), Bruno, Ravallion and Squire (1998) and Adams (2003)). It has been estimated that, on average, a one percentage pointmore


Proceedings from the international Policy on Transition Economies

The conference discussion and related papers produced seven broad lessons relating to the transition process. First, the conference recognized the critical importance of political and macroeconomic stability in enabling effective microeconomic market reforms, deregulation and the development ofmore


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.