Better social assistance system needed to prepare vulnerable people for crisis: World Bank

Despite progress in tackling multiple challenges for different vulnerable groups, Việt Nam’s social assistance system faces challenges that have affected the country’s ability to support vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by the World Bank.

The report “The Distributional Impact of COVID-19 Fiscal Policies on Households with Emphasis on Đà Nẵng City” was released by the WB last week. It examined the national social assistance system and the distributional and efficiency issues of the fiscal policies in response to COVID-19 in Việt Nam.

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