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Viet Nam Can Afford a Larger Covid-19 Support Package

Op-ed by Prof. Jonathan Pincus, UNDP Senior International Economist  


Global trends in sustainable ocean economy development

The ocean is the largest and most critical ecosystem on Earth and is inextricably linked with sustainable development of the planet. However, excessive pressure operating at multiple levels and scales…  


Honeybees are transforming the lives of mangrove farmers in Viet Nam – here’s how

Bees are helping coastal farmers in Viet Nam boost their income – and battle climate change. Honey from bee colonies supplements the money farmers make from seasonal fishing. By branching out into…  


Cooperation at heart of major efforts to protect ecosystem

On the occasion of the World Environment Day this year themed “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.”, Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, talked…  


Transparent public communications is key to Viet Nam's success in COVID-19 containment

Viet Nam’s trace and test approach with transparent public communications has been key to this success and it is still the most important immediate measure for addressing the current wave of cases,…  



Quảng Nam’s flood-hit residents receive new houses

The skinny woman trembled, seemingly unable to stand still because of her happiness to receive a house thanks to the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Việt Nam and local…  


Cooperatives struggle to access COVID-19 support

Most cooperatives have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic while only a small proportion of them have benefited from supportive policies  


UNDP Resident Representative: 55% of Mekong Delta population affected by climate change by 2100

It is estimated that 40% of the Mekong Delta would be submerged by the year 2100 in which 55% of the local population will be directly affected, said UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam Caitlin…  


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