Inclusive Growth

Poverty eradication and greater socio-economic equity

Viet Nam’s success in socio-economic development has been recognized by the international community, especially its impressive results in poverty reduction. The 2019 Multidimensional Poverty Report jointly launched by UNDP and MOLISA shows multi-dimensional poverty rate (defined by Viet Nam’s national MDP measurements)  reduced significantly from 8.23% in 2016 to 3.72% in 2019, lifting around 6.5 million people out of multi-dimensional deprivation.

Despite this success in terms of the national average, similar socio-economic development has been slow, and poverty still remains much too prevalent in the mountainous and ethnic minority areas. Growing vulnerability and increased risk of leaving behind while accelerating IR4.0. 

UNDP promotes an integrated approach that tackles the connected issues of multidimensional poverty, inequality and exclusion, and sustainability, while enhancing knowledge, skills and production technologies to enlarge peoples’ choices, reduce risks and sustain development gains.

Our goal is to strengthen capacities and provide an enabling environment for access to opportunities, focusing on the most vulnerable and excluded population groups – in ways that are sustainable from economic, social and environmental standpoints.

$3.13 billion


In 2016, 810 environment projects were under way in 143 countries, representing a grant investment of $3.13 billion. The grants leveraged another $14.12 billion in cofinancing for environment and sustainable development priorities in these countries.

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