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Efforts invested in poverty alleviation in ethnic minority communities in central region

Thanks to the support from the State and efforts made by local authorities, many poor households in the central region have gradually gotten out of poverty.Quang Nam province is home to more than 140,000 ethnic minority people, accounting for 9.4% of the total population, bigger ...

Population aging, labour migration pose challenges to poverty reduction

Population aging, income disparities and living standards as well as labour migration pose great challenges to the poor and poverty reduction.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Lê Văn Thanh revealed problems in the implementation of the National Target Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in the 2021-25 ...

Poverty and equity are now more than just reducing extreme poverty

The poverty and equity agenda is no longer only about raising minimum living standards and tackling chronic poverty – it is also about creating new, sustainable economic pathways for a more aspirational population. The statement was introduced by Judy Yang, World Bank senior economist and ...

More efforts invested in poverty reduction in ethnic minority areas

Creating sustainable livelihoods for ethnic minority residents in mountainous and border areas to help them get out of poverty is a consistent policy of Vietnam, which has resulted in major achievements.During 2016 – 2020, though Vietnam had encountered many natural disasters and disease outbreaks, especially ...

Support policies provide leverage for ethnic people to escape poverty

The implementation of poverty reduction programme in the 2016-20 period in border provinces such as Hà Giang, Lai Châu and Lào Cai has proved the effectiveness of the government support and investment policies to reduce poverty and reach the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction.However, the ...

2nd national ethnic minority congress slated for April

The second national congress of ethnic minority groups is scheduled to take place from April 17-19 in Hanoi with the participation of 1,600 delegates, according to a recently approved plan.The congress aims to spotlight and recognise contributions by ethnic minority communities in poverty reduction, new-style rural area ...

Ethnic minority women speed up poverty reduction with IR 4.0 technology

Representatives of cooperatives and groups of ethnic minority women gathered at a workshop on December 17 to discuss using technology of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 for business and poverty reduction.The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this year has provided technical assistance to help implement a ...

Vietnam ranks fourth in Southeast Asia in food security

Vietnam was ranked fourth in Southeast Asia and 54th in the world on the Economist Intelligence Unit food security index.Vietnam did well in eight indicators – presence and quality of food safety net programmes, access to financing for farmers, change in average food costs, proportion ...

Social policy credit lifts 2 million ethnic minority families out of poverty

Social policy credit has lifted more than 2 million ethnic minority households out of poverty as of August 31, said Director General of the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) Duong Quyet Thang at a conference in Hanoi on September 25. Soft credit is one of the 54 exclusive policies designed ...

Social policy credit proves useful for poverty reduction: meeting

Social policy credit has reached all the communal-level localities nationwide, greatly helping with efforts towards sustainable poverty reduction, heard a teleconference in Hanoi on September 23.According to General Director of the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) Duong Quyet Thang, social policy credit, part of ...

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