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 support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the project will provide policy advice and technical assistance to CEMA and participating provinces to realise the objective of the National Target Programme in reducing the number of the communes with extreme hardship by 50 percent by 2025 and bring the number to zero by 2030.

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