“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 over 100 legal documents enacted by more than 10 state authorities since the 1980s. However, there remain debates on whether these policies are representative of the needs of ethnic minorities.”
Read the full topic page (available in English and Vietnamese) recently published by Open Development Vietnam.