Support to the Improvement and Implementation of the National Hunger Eradication and Poverty Reduction Targeted Programme (Phase II)
The Government has made a strong commitment to eradicate hunger and halve the poverty rate by 2015. To help achieve this target, in September 2001, the Government approved a five-year, $2 billion national targeted programme on hunger eradication, poverty reduction and job creation (NTP HEPR-JC). The Prime Minister established an inter-ministerial board, and appointed the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry for Planning and Investment to coordinate the programme’s implementation.
As the national targeted programme on poverty forms an important part of Viet Nam’s recently approved Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy, its design and effective implementation is key to success. Therefore, the major part of this project is to help the Government to review comprehensively the implementation and impact of both NTP HEPR-JC and 135 programme to identify key issues, lessons learned and recommendations. UNDP provides technical support, through a collaborative process between government agencies, led by MOLISA and donors, in designing of a new Poverty Reduction programme for period 2006-2010. New poverty line and targeting mechanism will be proposed and tested for national application.
The project strengthens capacity of HEPR staff, and establishes an inter-agency system to monitor programme progress made towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and Viet Nam’s Development Goals (MDGs and VDGs). Lessons learned and policy gaps will be identified. An integral part of the project is to review and improve the social safety nets for the poor and vulnerable groups
The project also funds research to foster debate and formulate better policies against hunger and poverty. It looks more deeply at the poverty situation throughout the country, and pay special attention to the increasing inequality. The project examines the impact of reforms from multiple perspectives, including gender. It also continues to support the National Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities in producing Viet Nam Human Development Reports every two years.
What are the project's key results?
- To help coordinate formulation and implementation of targeted HEPR programmes.
- To help establish a system to monitor programme progress made towards MDGs and VDGs.
- To help improve the social security system and social safety nets.
- To support capacity building for HEPR staff.
- To undertake policy-driven research about poverty related issues, and support the production of National Human Development Reports.
Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency
|Project Number||Funding||Executing Agency||Implementing Agency|
|00015593 (VIE/02/001)||US$5.0 million from UNDP, DFID, Finland and others, US$200,000 (in kind) from the Government of Viet Nam||Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)||Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)|
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