Poverty Reduction


UNDP Viet Nam Technical Note - Employment Elasticities

The past few months have seen a constant flow of news reporting on the unfolding global financial and economic crisis afflicting the World economy and on its likely impact on Viet Nam. More recently, the Vietnamese press has started to report on the first symptoms of the crisis in Viet Nam, withmore


United Nations Common Country Assessment for Viet Nam

This Common Country Assessment (CCA) presents the United Nations agencies’ shared analysis ofViet Nam’s recent development achievements and remaining challenges over the medium-term. The document is the product of an extensive consultation process within the United Nations system and with themore


United nations Strategic Priorities on HIV/AIDS in Viet Nam

HIV/AIDS is sweeping away years of progress and development in many countries all over the world. In Viet Nam the epidemic is still in an early stage, however available data on the infection shows that there is no time for complacency; it is urgent to act with effective interventions tomore


Urban poverty assessment in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City

To implement their poverty reduction and development programmes/policies, Ha Noi and Hochiminh City have made considerable efforts and initiatives to be able to identify poor households, including migrant households. The Ha Noi Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs has conducted manymore


User fees, financial autonomy and access to social services in Viet Nam

Recently the government has granted financial and managerial autonomy to the revenue-raising public service entities, including government health facilities and schools. The Decree on Financial Autonomy (Decree 10) grants sweeping powers to revenue-raising public agencies to manage their revenuemore


Viet Nam Top 200 Methodology and Data Issues

This note explains the methodology used to identify the largest firms in Viet Nam. It also discusses some issues with the data and the efforts made to correct where possible. The annual General Statistics Office (GSO) Enterprise Survey was used to determine the largest firms. The firm list formore


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.