Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

PM urges effective implementation of socio-economic recovery, development programme

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on February 12 signed a dispatch urging the drastic and effective implementation of the socio-economic recovery and development programme as well as the acceleration of the disbursement of public investment.Accordingly, the Prime Minister requested the synchronous and effective implementation of ...

Employers evading social insurance payments affects workers' rights

Evasion of social insurance payments for workers increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as enterprises grappled the economic fall-out of pandemic control measures. However, as stipulated by law, avoiding payment and racking up insurance debt severely affects the social security rights of employees.The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social ...

Renovation and overtaking

Thirty-five years of renovation have transformed Vietnam from a country confronted with food shortages in the 1980s into a middle-income economy and one of the world’s 20 leading international trade powerhouses.Renovation and overtaking are an inevitable part of competition and development. Almost 100 million Vietnamese ...

Agriculture holds significant contributions to 2021 economic growth: PM

Agriculture, farmers, and rural areas have made important contributions in various aspects to stabilising macroeconomics, ensuring major balances, sustaining growth, and boosting economic recovery in 2021 when the economy faces serious COVID-19-induced impacts, stated Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a conference held in Hanoi ...

Vietnam’s economy to slow as population ages: WB report

Population aging could slow down Vietnam’s long-term growth in the 2020–2050 period by 0.9 percentage points compared with the last 15 years, a new World Bank (WB) report finds.According to the report Vietnam: Adapting to an Aging Society, jointly produced by the WB and the ...

Meeting held to promote enforcement of 2019 Labour Code

A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 15 and 16 to discuss the implementation of new content in the 2019 Labour Code and documents guiding its enforcement.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh said the 2019 Labour ...

More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).It is probably because women are ...

Gender equality in the workplace needed for business breakthroughs: Expert

Gender equality at the workplace needs to be recognized as one of the drivers of long-term growth and breakthroughs for businesses, especially as Vietnam has a high proportion of women in the labor market, according to Nguyen Quang Vinh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber ...

High-quality workforce crucial for Mekong Delta

A high-quality workforce is considered an important factor for the Mekong Delta to make breakthroughs in the future, according to the annual Mekong Delta Economic Report 2020.The Mekong Delta now has the lowest immigration in the country and the highest emigration. It is also the ...

Vietnam to raise rate of trained workers to 40 percent by 2030

Vietnam targets raising the proportion of trained workers to 35-40 percent by 2030 under a support programme for labour market development newly issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Under the programme, Vietnam expects to be among the top 60 countries in the Knowledge Workers sub-pillar ...

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