UNDP in the News

  • UNDP: Progress in Vietnam poverty reduction impressiveFeb 13, 2015
    Vietnam has reduced its poverty rate from 58.1% in 1992 to 17.2% in 2012, lifting some 30 million people out of poverty, according a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report.

  • Ho Chi Minh City takes lead in applying new poverty measures to design better-targeted policies Feb 13, 2015
    A seminar on December 16th 2014 highlighted the value of Multi-dimensional Poverty (MDP) methods to the governance and delivery of public services. Representatives from Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities, the central government and the National Assembly gathered in the City to discuss plans to implement the MDP in the City and useful lessons for the National MDP process.

  • Authorities to protect citizens who stand up in fight against corruptionFeb 13, 2015
    Viet Nam would further protect whistleblowers and provide more incentives for them to come forward to increase the public's trust, Huynh Phong Tranh, head of the Government Inspectorate, said yesterday.

  • Deputy PM speaks to UN on climateNov 25, 2014
    Viet Nam would stand together with the world in fighting climate change, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on Tuesday.

  • Economic restructuring remains difficult Nov 12, 2014
    The bi-annual Autumn Economic Forum 2014 held in the northern province of Ninh Binh last Saturday was seeking fresh ways to speed up Viet Nam's economic restructuring process.

  • Dialogue spotlights Penal Code changesDialogue spotlights Penal Code changesNov 12, 2014
    Officials and international experts discussed ways to amend the Penal Code in light of the 2013 Constitution at the second annual Legal Policy Dialogue yesterday.

  • Resolving institutional bottlenecks, governance reforms key for Viet Nam's developmentMar 23, 2014
    The Vietnamese Government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will jointly hold an international conference titled “Economic Reforms for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: International Experience and Lessons for Vietnam” in Hanoi on 24 and 25 March to bring international lessons and experiences to assist Vietnam in furthering the economic reforms in its pursuit for more inclusive and sustainable growth.

  • “600.000 officials in asset-declaration list is vast”Jan 24, 2014
    If Vietnam would like to effectively manage the asset declaration of public officials, the important thing is to clarify which income and what sources the declaration aims at. If it is only their salaries, I would say that many of them are living far beyond their formal income

  • Public polled on justice system satisfactionOct 7, 2013
    Viet Nam's first-ever justice index was released yesterday, casting light on citizens' feelings towards the country's judicial procedures. The findings revealed that some people have lost faith in the system due to the inefficiency of State agencies to meet legal requirements, address civil disputes and respond to administrative complaints. The Justice Index 2012 polled more than 5,000 people from a cross-section of society across 21 provinces and cities nationwide.

  • Right to live free of pollution unprotected in VietnamOct 7, 2013
    Nguyen Van Muoi has been falling sick every few weeks ever since a composite ware factory opened adjacent to his house a year ago. “You wouldn’t know how terrible the smell of recycled plastic is,” said the 50-year-old motorbike mechanic in Long An Province’s Chau Thanh District. “All my neighbors and I have complained to local authorities at several levels. They did inspect the site but it only made the factory owner more cunning by working at night to avoid inspectors.”