In 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.
The project, building on the success of the previous VASS-UNDP collaborations including on 2001 and 2011 NHDRs, projects “Assistance to the 20 year Review of Doi Moi in Viet Nam” and “Support for Effective Policy Making Through the Development of Scientific Evidence Based Research” and based on the request of VASS, aims to support Strengthening capacity for human development policy making in Vietnam.
Vietnam produced three MDG reports in 2005, 2008 and 2010. The quality of these reports has been improved over the years. MDGRs, not only disseminated and used for policy advicacy in Vietnam, but also presented at the UN summit on MDGs by the Vietnam's top leaders in order to share experiences with other nations. Vietnam plans to prepare two more reports in 2013 and 2015 to reflect the progress and results of MDGs implementation.
Legal empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged is a key strategic priority for VLA and UNDP cooperation given UNDP is strongly positioned to offer policy advice, expertise and experience from around the world on strengthening access to justice and legal empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced today a five-year project that will provide US$ 6.4 million to support MOJ and related justice agencies in strengthening access to justice and rights protection for the poor and vulnerable in Viet Nam.
The project's objective is to support the building of awareness, institutional, scientific and technical capacity for the effective implementation off the National Strategy on Climate Change at some ministries and localities, making a contribution to the implementation off the Party Central Committee’s Resolution N0 24-NQ/TW on on actively responding to climate change, strengthening resource management and environmental protection.
The Project has the goal to reduce intensity of GHG emissions from the building sector in Viet Nam. The project objective is to improve the energy utilization performance of commercial and high-rise residential buildings in Ho Chi Minh and Ha Noi.
Viet Nam has been invited to join the BIOFIN Initiative and the financial partners to BIOFIN are highly supportive of Viet Nam’s participation. Through technical and financial support, BIOFIN can assist Viet Nam to assess the current financial flows to biodiversity protection and develop appropriate action plans and mechanisms to improve the flow and sustainability of finance. Furthermore, it will assist in costing the implementation of the recently undated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen women’s representation and participation at legislative and administrative levels, contributing to the realization of the strategy and the objectives of building a democratic, just and civilized society.