Information and Communications Ministry enhances network security with campaign

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has launched the “Review and remove malware nationwide in 2020” campaign to enhance the country’s network security.The campaign aims to reduce the malicious code infection rate by 50 percent. It also aims to cut the number of Vietnamese ...

National Strategy on Digital Government Development to be submitted to the PM

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan said that his Ministry is about to submit to the PM the National Strategy for Digital Government Development for the period 2021-2025, with a vision to 2030.According to the United Nations E-Government Rankings, Vietnam has jumped ...

Vietnam steps up clean energy development: report

The year 2020 marks a major turning point in the energy industry of Vietnam, with clean energy strengthening its solid position and establishing itself as a profitable sector with significant potential for development, while coal-fired thermal power no longer holding the position as a favoured ...

Bridging the gap, from policies to implementation, who should benefit from government COVID relief packages?

Việt Nam has done remarkably well in regard to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic saving many lives; and mitigated the damage on macroeconomics level. Furthermore, the Government of Việt Nam has issued the Resolution No. 42/NQ-CP dated 09 April 2020 and Decision No. 15/2020/QD-TTg dated April ...

WB report outlines increase in Vietnam's human capital index 2020

Vietnam’s human capital index 2020 is higher than average for the East Asia & Pacific region and lower-middle income countries, although the stunted rate among children reached up to 25%, according to the World Bank.This information comes following the release of the World Bank’s 2020 ...

UNDP Call for Proposals: Grant to Advance Responsible Business Practice for Environmental Protection

UNDP is awarding a Grant of up to $50,000 for organizations in Viet Nam to promote environmentally responsible business practices. The Grant award is open for civil society and non-governmental organizations, including academic or educational institutions that are not state-owned or for-profit, and should be ...

Confronting COVID-19 second waves: How “big data for good” can inform policy in Vietnam

Initially undertaking full-fledged national lockdowns, governments are increasingly seeking more selective and localized public health interventions. Notable amongst these countries are Australia (Melbourne), Spain (Cataluña), and China (Beijing) with their recent focus on highly targeted interventions. Can such an approach be effective in controlling the ...

UN analysis on social impacts of COVID-19 and strategic policy recommendations for Viet Nam

In light of the global momentum and national context of Viet Nam, this paper was drafted by the COVID-19 Social Impact Working Group of the UN in Viet Nam, chaired by UNICEF and benefiting from inputs from FAO, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNODC, ...

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