Poverty Reduction


Engaging Parliaments in the Millennium Development Goals: A Key Part of National MDG Strategies

The Millennium Declaration marks a watershed in the history of the United Nations and the struggle against poverty and want. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) included within the Declaration sets out concrete, global development objectives and, for the first time, a timetable for theirmore


Evaluating the impacts of the current economic slowdown on unemployment in Viet Nam

This paper examines the impacts of the current economic slowdown on employment generation and unemployment in Vietnam. The study reports that as the country has experienced a slowdown, there would be an employment shortfall of around half million jobs in 2009. And if the growth prospect of 2010 ismore


FDI inflows to South, East, and South-East Asia achieve new high - Viet Nam follows the trend but investment in infrastructure and workforce still needed

Ha Noi, October 17, 2006 - Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to South, East, and South-East Asia, including Oceania, reached a new high of US$165 billion in 2005, a 19% increase over 2004, according to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2006, FDI from Developing and Transitionmore


Fact Sheet: Support to Financial Policy Analysis (FPAII)

The project will support the implementation of the Policy Advisory Group work plan as approved by the Minister of Finance, focusing on priority areas outlined in the Socio-Economic Development Plan 2006-2010. more


Final report analysis of the P135-II baseline survey

Vietnam has achieved unprecedented reductions in poverty over the past two decades. The Government has allocated substantial investment resources for development of ethnic minority and mountainous areas – largely targeting at poor households through various policies, programmes and projects. Withmore


GEF/SGP Programme Review Report

 Founded in 1991, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a financial mechanism that provides grant and confessional funds to developing countries and those with economies in transition. Funds are used for projects and activities that aim to protect the global environment related to the GEFmore


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.