Poverty Reduction


The Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: The Case Study of Viet Nam - Seeking Equity within Growth

This report is part of the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Programme for Asia on the macroeconomics of poverty reduction. The programme is on-going, and at the time this report was published on the UNDP website seven case studies had been completed (Bangladesh, Cambodia,more


The Regional Poverty Assessment: Mekong River Regional

This report pulls together qualitative poverty assessment using information from the provincial participatory poverty assessments and quantitative analysis based on data from the VHLSS and other studies and sources of information such as data of the Rural and agricultural Census 2001, Nationalmore


The Relationship Between Old Age and Poverty in Viet Nam

This  is  the  second  of  two  reports  written  for  the  United  Nations Development  Programme  in Viet  Nam  to explore the issues ofmore


The State as Investor: Equitisation, Privatisation and the Transformation of SOEs in Viet Nam

This paper takes the government’s statement that equitisation is not always privatisation as a starting point to explore the history of state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform. In the 1980s and early 1990s the Government of Viet Nam framed a variegated strategy for state enterprises. The assetmore


The Top 200: Industrial Strategies of Viet Nam’s Largest Firms

Viet Nam’s largest firms are big compared to other firms in Viet Nam but in global terms they are more akin to small and medium sized enterprises. Nevertheless, the Top 200 firms account for sizeable shares of labour, assets, turnover and tax across ownership categories (state, private,more


The global economic crisis and its long-run implications for Viet Nam

In Viet Nam, as elsewhere in the developing world, questions are being raised about the viability and appropriateness of an outward‐oriented development strategy in the wake of ongoing global economic crisis. Globalization was the driving force of growth in many developing countries in the decadesmore


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.