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 on poverty reduction 10 years ahead of schedule and was hailed as a global model in the task.
Despite the impressive results, there are limitations that need to be tackled in poverty reduction. According to the National Steering Committee on National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction in 2016-2020, poverty alleviation is still not sustainable with a high rate of poor households and the increasing gap between the rich and poor as well as among the groups. The poverty rate among ethnic minority groups is still high.