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 2012-2016


While 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. 

UNDP, under the framework of One Plan (2012-2016) with cost-sharing assistance from Irish Aid, provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in a project  “Support to the implementation of Resolution 80 (2011-2020) and NTP-SPR (2012-2015)” (PRPP project). These efforts will help the Government of Viet Nam implement Resolution 80 and the NTP-SPR, ensuring the enforcement of the Hanoi Core Statement on aid effectiveness through a channel of joint technical assistance programing by interested partners.

What are the project's key results?

  1. Poverty reduction policies under the responsibility of line ministries are streamlined, and poverty reduction is mainstreamed into line ministries’ plans and policies, in which activities and investment resources for poor districts and poor communes are prioritized to accelerate poverty reduction in these areas.
  2. National Targeted Program on Sustainable Poverty Reduction (NTP-SPR) is designed and implemented effectively, contributing to rapid poverty reduction in poorest districts, communes and villages and of ethnic minority people through the application of innovative modalities and approaches in terms of (i) promoting empowerment and participation of local authorities and people in formulation, implementation and management of the program at local level; (ii) anthropological  approaches and modalities relevant to the particular features, cultures, traditions and knowledge of local ethnic minority people/ target groups of the program; (iii) strengthening accessibility/linkage to the market, promoting gender equality, environmental sustainability and addressing poverty from a multi-dimensional perspective.
  3. System for monitoring and analysis of multi-dimensional poverty and vulnerability situation and trends is operational and institutionalized; policy discussions on poverty and vulnerability contribute to improved policies and development programs for inclusive, pro-poor development better equality outcomes.

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
00083792 UNDP and Ireland Ministry of Labor, War Invalid and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Social Protection Department/MOLISA, Policy Department/CEMA, 8 pilot provinces (HaGiang, Dien Bien, Cao Bang, Bac Can, Thanh Hoa, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum and Tra Vinh)

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