Development and assistance for ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people development funding

World Bank study sheds light on socio-economic development drivers of Vietnam’s ethnic groups

Physical and economic connectivity, market linkages, and labour market mobility are among the top drivers distinguishing the best-performing ethnic groups from the rest, according to a new study by the World Bank.The study suggests that future policies should focus on soft investment in production support ...

Poor ethnic households equal 52.7 per cent of VN’s total

The number of poor ethnic minority households accounts for 52.7 per cent of Vietnam’s total poor households, though the country has a total of 13.4 million ethnic minority people, accounting for 14.6% of the country’s total population. Keep reading   ...

Phan Thao

Sustainable forestry to boost growth among ethnic groups

Việt Nam Government is 100 per cent behind supporting ethnic minority groups.[]3.3 million people managed to get out of poor conditions in 2014-16, and four million new jobs were created in 2014. Each year the country has 1.5 million people joining in the middle class.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam shares experience in ensuring indigenous peoples’ rights

The Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) is attending the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place from April 16 to 27 at the UN Headquarters in New York. In a speech, a representative of the ...

VNA Reporter

Ethical trekking groups in Vietnam empower marginalised tribes

A number of ethical trekking groups in northern Vietnam are empowering local tribes to help end human trafficking, plastic pollution and severe poverty.Keep reading   ...

ROBYN WILSON

New criteria for delimitation of ethnic, mountainous areas suggested

The National Assembly’s Council of Ethnic Affairs has proposed issuing a new set of criteria for delimitation of ethnic minority and mountainous areas in service of bettering the making of policies for the regions.Keep reading ...

VOV Reporter

Few rural families are able to access credit: report

Although access to credit is seen as a key factor in ending poverty, just 29 per cent or so rural households have received loans, a new report says. Released on Tuesday, the report, titled  “Characteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy: Evidence from a 2016 rural household ...

Vietnam News Reporter

Tuition hike could harm ethnic minority students

As universities become financially independent, ethnic minority students enrolled in special majors may suffer tuition fee increases when their instituions impose fee levels higher than the Government’s ceiling.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnamese diplomat calls for long-term solution to refugee problem

The UN Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (Third Committee) on November 1 held a general debate on a report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on issues related to refugees, returners, displaced people and humanitarian issues. Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Anh, deputy ...

VNA reporter

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