Poverty Reduction


Impact of Program 135-phase II through the lens of baseline and endline surveys

To increase the opportunities for poor households to benefit from economic growth, the government has introduced many poverty reduction programs for specific targeted poor household groups and regions. These programs include P-135 and P30a(improving the living conditions of ethnic minorities),more


Impacts of Basic Public Services Liberalization on the Poor and Marginalized People: The Case of Health, Education and Electricity in Viet Nam

Fundamentally, Viet Nam is still an agricultural country with over 78 percent of the population living in rural areas and  often in isolated mountainous regions, many of whom belong to ethnic minority groups.  People living in poverty in Viet Nam are essentially themore


Integration the CPRGS into Local Socio-economic Development Plan: Experiences from Tra Vinh

The Government of Viet Nam has articulated its development vision for the decade in the Ten year Socio- Economic Development Strategy (SEDS - 2001-2010). This document endorsed at the Ninth Party Congress in 2001 - lays out a path of transition towards a “market economy with socialist orientation”more


International Economic Integration, Competitiveness and Rural Livelihoods in Viet Nam

Over the past decade, Viet Nam has demonstrated that its agriculture is competitive internationally in that it has been able to grow its share of the world market in a number of important agricultural commodities. However, recent falls in the world prices of the majority of Vietmore


Key Issues in Viet Nam's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

No government alone has the capacity to respond to the challenges HIV/AIDS poses. In Viet Nam, a wide Community of Concerned Partners—ranging from multilateral and bilateral donors to foundations to international and local NGOs—actively supports Viet Nam and its people in the fightmore


Leveraging Change for Better Lives: UNDP in Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific’s unparalleled economic performance overall in the past decade has resulted in dramatically decreased levels in poverty. Already, the region has reached the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015. Eight countries of the region have moved from low-income tomore


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.