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 the gap is reducing gradually.

Multidimensional poverty during 2016-2020 in Vietnam was calculated using data from the Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys in 2020 conducted by the GSO within cooperation with the UNDP.

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