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Overcoming Viet Nam’s toxic legacy

Head up into the highlands of Viet Nam’s central Quang Binh province and you’ll find Lam Hoa commune, a small, sleepy agricultural community of around 1,200 people. It’s a place of lush greenery and…  


Setting the scene for Viet Nam future development

Op-Ed by UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam Caitlin Wiesen, as published on the Viet Nam Investment Review on the eve of the Viet Nam Reform and Develpment Forum  


A peek into the life of informal waste workers in Viet Nam during COVID-19

This blog is part of a series exploring the life, roles and contributions of informal waste workers in Viet Nam.  


COVID-19 is under control in Viet Nam but informal women waste workers need support to recover

the first of a series of blogs on how UNDP Viet Nam is engaging with a particularly vulnerable group –informal women waste workers - to make sure that no one is left behind.  


Robotic application - the next frontier in treating infectious diseases?

Crisis while a challenge, also presents an opportunity to accelerate innovation in healthcare services, questions such as How can we protect the safety of doctors and health workers by reducing their…  


Nature-based development is a sustainable pathway for Việt Nam

Op-ed by Caitlin Wiesen UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam As we celebrate World Environment Day, this year’s theme: “Time for Nature,” could not be more vital. It is a reminder for all of us…  


Promoting a disability-inclusive response to COVID-19 – experience from Viet Nam

Dao Thu Huong, UNDP Disability Right Officer, shared how she conduct ed a rapid assessment to bettter learn about PWDs’ specific challenges and opportunities in COVID-19 time.  


Organizing an online launch event during COVID-19 – some lessons learnt

On 28 April 2020, for the first time, UNDP in Viet Nam organized a virtual launch of its flagship report “The Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) 2019”.…  



Supporting persons with disabilities during COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic affects different groups of people differently. How does it affect people withdisabilities? This Op-Ed offers insight stories and key steps to Disability-Inclusive response to…  

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