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New topic page: Urbanization in Vietnam

Vietnam’s economic transformation over the last three decades has been a remarkable success story. Urbanization has played a vital role in Vietnam’s success, with the share of the population living in towns and cities increasing from less than 20% in 1990 to more than 37.55% in 2022. The ...

New topic page: Green growth in Vietnam

The global pursuit of Green Growth has transformed into an essential agenda in a world grappling with escalating environmental degradation, climate change, and the depletion of finite resources. This concept strives to balance prosperity and ecological sustainability by decoupling economic growth from resource consumption and ...

New topic page: Vietnam Digital Transformation Agenda

Vietnam is pushing toward Industry 4.0 with the government’s Digital Transformation Agenda (DTA) to leverage digital technologies to drive economic growth, improve governance, and promote social development. Digital transformation is being promoted as the key to unlocking the country’s two primary development goals: achieving net ...

New topic page: "Infrastructure"

Investment in public infrastructure has been one of the key driving forces for Vietnam’s economic development over recent decades. Infrastructure accounted for 53% of total Official Development Assistance (ODA) received between 2010-2017. Vietnam has heavily invested in transportation, particularly roads, airports, and seaports. Vietnam’s public ...

New topic Article: "The New Normal: Mekong Delta faces droughts and saltwater intrusion"

“Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is the third-largest delta on Earth and home to nearly 18 million people, whose livelihoods rely mainly on agricultural and aquacultural production. Considered the “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam, the Delta supports more than half of the country’s total rice production and 95% ...

New topic page: Disasters

“Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. S-shaped with a 3,440 km coastline, its unique geographic location in the monsoon belt of Southeast Asia and diverse topography means that Vietnam suffers from many different types of natural hazards, including typhoons, tropical ...

Poster: Staying safe online during the pandemic

Open Development Vietnam (ODV) and members of Open Development Mekong have released a five-language poster on “9 tips to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic”.ODV would like to disseminate this document broadly to internet and technology users and especially those in remote areas, and ...

New topic page: Vietnam’s civil society and ethnic minorities

“In Vietnam, ethnic minorities are supported by a network of non-governmental organizations, known as “civil society”. Civil society includes international non-governmental organizations, Vietnamese mass organizations, Vietnamese umbrella organizations, Vietnamese NGOs, community-based organizations, and professional organizations, although professional organizations work rarely related to ethnic minority issues. ...

New topic page: Ethnic minorities and indigenous people policy and rights

“The Vietnamese Government recognizes 53 ethnic minorities. Most ethnic minorities inhabit remote areas of Vietnam and have their own belief systems which are heavily tied to land.The Government has introduced a system of policies to incorporate ethnic minorities in the national development process, amounting to ...

New topic page on COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam

Open Development Vietnam (ODV) has recently published a topic page titled “Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam” to inform an overview of measures taken by the Vietnamese government to combat COVID-19, as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of the pandemic.The topic ...

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