Poverty and equity are now more than just reducing extreme poverty

The poverty and equity agenda is no longer only about raising minimum living standards and tackling chronic poverty – it is also about creating new, sustainable economic pathways for a more aspirational population. The statement was introduced by Judy Yang, World Bank senior economist and ...

Conference Discusses Implementation of Ethnic Socio-economic Development in Mekong Delta

A conference took place in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on April 5, spotlighting the delta’s implementation of a national target program for socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-2025.At the conference, participants discussed the programme’s tasks, solutions, planning, and ...

More efforts invested in poverty reduction in ethnic minority areas

Creating sustainable livelihoods for ethnic minority residents in mountainous and border areas to help them get out of poverty is a consistent policy of Vietnam, which has resulted in major achievements.During 2016 – 2020, though Vietnam had encountered many natural disasters and disease outbreaks, especially ...

NA Chairman signs Resolution on 2021-2025 poverty reduction

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue signed Resolution No.24/2021/QH15 approving in principle investment in the National Target Programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period.The Resolution targets that the rate of poor households under multidimensional poverty standards will be reduced by 1-1.5 percent annually ...

ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

Vietnam’s multidimensional poverty rate dropping

The multidimensional poverty rate in Vietnam reduced from 9.9 percent in 2016 to 4.5 percent in last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The rate in rural areas is higher than that in urban areas, but ...

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women benefit from GREAT programme

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women have enjoyed increased income and 834 new jobs have been created for women in Lào Cai and Sơn La provinces due to the GREAT (Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism) programme supported by the Australian government. At the same ...

Gov’t announces new multidimensional poverty line for 2022-2025

The Government has issued Resolution No. 07/2021/ND-CP on multidimensional poverty line for 2022-2025 period.Norms for measuring multidimensional poverty line for 2021 remain unchanged as the Government extends the implementation of Decision No. 59/2015/QD-TTg dated November 19, 2015 on multidimensional poverty line for 2016-2020 period.Under the ...

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Việt Nam achieves poverty reduction goals

Under the leadership of the Party and the Government, localities nationwide have implemented solutions and programmes to help local people develop suitable livelihood models to escape poverty and improve their lives, especially in 2016-2020. What is more, Việt Nam attained the UN’s Millennium Development Goals ...

Việt Nam to accelerate socio-economic development among ethnic minorities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs (CEMA) on Monday launched a project to help partners from central to local level promote their roles and strengths in designing and experimenting innovative solutions to accelerate poverty reduction among ethnic minorities.With ...

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