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Poverty reducing in Vietnam but not ‘steadily’: minister

Vietnam’s poverty rate is dropping, but there is a high rate of people falling back into poverty, a government minister has said.

Inclusive growth, the future of ASEAN business

Countries in the region need to adopt business models that look beyond the bottom line to promote prosperity for ...

In Vietnam, kids shackled by isolation, poverty dare to dream

Poverty is forcing kids in a northern highlands commune to quit school and get married or work in China. 
September 04, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Lives string on a bamboo bridge in northern Vietnam

This is the only way children in Xuan Lung Village can go to school. But during rainy season, it won’t work.
August 15, 2018 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Villagers in northern Vietnam use bamboo to walk on water

Bamboo sections strung together make for a precarious crossing of a deep river in Lang Son Province.
August 14, 2018 | 11:24 am GMT+7

Support the 'Light to school' campaign

VnExpress is running a campaign called “Anh sang hoc duong” (The light to school) to build two boarding houses for students in Chien Pho and Ho Thau communes in Hoang Su Phi ...
August 04, 2018 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Lao dam tragedy haunts locals after water levels subside

Several days after a dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, locals remain traumatized and fearful.
July 31, 2018 | 02:43 pm GMT+7

How to cross a river without a bridge

Some Yen Bai residents are using a rudimentarily rigged system to get people and bikes to the other side of fast flowing waters.
July 25, 2018 | 08:52 am GMT+7

A quarter of Vietnamese workers still barely getting by: survey

26 percent of Vietnamese workers are barely getting by, said a 2018 survey on workers’ salary and spending by Vietnam General Confederation of Labor.
July 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s VAT hike could plunge thousands into poverty

Large households with children and the elderly over 80, as well as people with insufficient education deemed most at risk.
July 01, 2018 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam launches Zero Hunger program

National action program seeks to reduce malnutrition, increase food security.
June 19, 2018 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Incomplete homecoming as Vietnamese trafficked to China escapes after two decades

She got to see her family again thanks to help from strangers. But after so long, she does not see her future here.
May 18, 2018 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Saigon charity box restores Facebookers' faith in humankind

People in need can take up to VND15,000 from the sidewalk box so they can grab a simple meal.
May 14, 2018 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Storm-hit Vietnamese village in dire need of school for ethnic kids

Ethnic children in the impoverished Quang Nam are studying in temporary classrooms made from steel frames and canvas.
April 16, 2018 | 01:13 pm GMT+7

From juice to jewelry, Southeast Asian social ventures lift poor out of poverty

Vietnam revised its law for businesses a few years ago to include a social enterprise article.
April 09, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7
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