Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • Support to multi-dimensional poverty reduction in urban areasIn recognition of the importance of the urban poverty and multi-dimensional poverty approach on poverty reduction, UNDP has cooperated with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city to develop and implement the Project “Support to in-depth assessment of urban povert in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city” for the period 2008-2011 (or the Project “Urban poverty”). This project and other related studies have provided the first in-depth and comprehensive information on urban poverty reality to contribute to formulation and implementation of poverty reduction.

  • Support to the implementation of the Resolution 80/NQ-CP on directions of sustainable poverty reduction 2011-2020 and the National Targeted Program on Sustainable Poverty Reduction 2012-2016While overall poverty levels remarkably dropped to 14.5 percent in 2010, ethnic minority groups have experienced a much slower pace of poverty reduction compared to the majority of Viet Nam’s population. Progress in reducing poverty among ethnic minority people in dimensions other than income, such as education, health, housing, sanitation and water also lag behind the national average. In response, the Government of Viet Nam in 2011 issued the Resolution 80/NQ-CP, providing new directions for sustainable poverty reduction for 2011-2020, aiming at accelerating poverty reduction in the poorest districts, communes and villages of the country, by setting poverty reduction target of 4% per annum (compared to national target of 2%), and by emphasizing priority to mobilize resources and support to these areas. The National Targeted Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction 2012-2015 (NTP-SPR) was approved in early October, 2012 to accelerate poverty reduction in Viet Nam’s poorest districts, communes and villages and improve the well-being and livelihoods of the poor, particularly those in mountainous and ethnic minority areas.

  • Support to the implementation of the Resolution 80/NQ-CP on directions of sustainable poverty reduction 2011-2020 and the National Targeted Program on Sustainable Poverty Reduction 2012-2016While overall poverty levels remarkably dropped to 14.5 percent in 2010, ethnic minority groups have experienced a much slower pace of poverty reduction compared to the majority of Viet Nam’s population. Progress in reducing poverty among ethnic minority people in dimensions other than income, such as education, health, housing, sanitation and water also lag behind the national average.

Democratic Governance

  • Support for enhancing capacity in advising, examining, and overseeing macroeconomic policiesThis project will contribute to the UN One Plan’s Outcome 1: “social and economic development policies, plans and laws support equitable and inclusive growth and conform to the values and goals of the Millennium Declaration and other relevant international agreements and conventions” and the Country Programme Output 1.10 “knowledge increased and policy options identified to promote more pro-poor public finance policies that take into account the impacts of trade liberalisation and financial reforms”.

  • Support for Effective Policy Making through the Development of Scientific Evidence Based ResearchThe project aims to build the capacity of VASS researchers in three areas: research management, human development research and policy advocacy. The project will also provide researchers with opportunities to practically apply these skills, in particular through the preparation of a national Human Development Report for Viet Nam. The report will improve the understanding of human development in Viet Nam and outline practical policy approaches for expanding the choices and opportunities available to all Vietnamese citizens.

  • Strengthening the impact of Public Administration Reform in Bac Giang provincemproving performance of civil servants and quality of delivery of public services to the people and organizations through OSS/IAOSS mechanism are priorities in the PAR Master Plan 2011-2020 of Bac Giang. These objectives are in line with the policy and priority directions of UNDP in the coming years, which is a key strategic priority for Bac Giang DOHA and UNDP cooperation, given that UNDP is strongly positioned to offer policy advice, expertise and experience from around the world in strengthening access to public administration services of the people and disadvantaged groups. Through support to Bac Giang DOHA, the project aims to enhance a customer-oriented approach, and accountability and transparency of human resource development procedures. Furthermore, the project will support Bac Giang DOHA in its advocacy efforts towards gender equity in public administration system and in accessing administrative services.

Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

  • UN-REDD Vietnam Programme (United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries) Phase IIIn line with recommendations from the UNFCCC 16th COP held in Cancun in 2011 that REDD+ activities be implemented in phases, this UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme (“Programme”) is broadly equivalent to the Cancun second phase, in which countries are to focus on “the implementation of national policies and measures and national strategies or action plans that could involve further capacity-building, technology development and transfer and results-based demonstration activities”. The estimated implementation period of the Programme is three years from early 2013 (or as soon as preparation for implementation is completed.)

  • Strengthening Capacity and Institutional Reform for Green Growth and Sustainable Development in VietnamThe initiative, Strengthening Capacity and Institutional Reform for Green Growth and Sustainable Development in Viet Nam (CIGG), builds on earlier partnerships between the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and will build capacity to advance green growth by strengthening policies, regulations and technical guidance for the implementation of the Viet Nam Green Growth Strategy and Action Plan.

  • Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contaminated Hotspots in VietnamTCDD (tetra chloro dibenzo-dioxin, aka dioxin) contamination in Viet Nam originates from the armed conflict during the period 1961-1971, when herbicides were used to defoliate forests and mangroves, clear perimeters of military installations and destroy crops. The TCDD contamination has created very serious environmental effects and health risks. Studies in Viet Nam and from other highly contaminated sites throughout the world have shown that Viet Nam has among the worst TCDD contaminated sites in the world.

Women's Empowerment

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