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Six million Vietnamese lifted out of poverty in five years: report

In Vietnam, extreme poverty dropped to 2 percent in 2016 but poverty remains widespread among ethnic minorities, a new report shows.

South Korea commits $20 mln to landmine clearance in Vietnam

The project is one of the largest of its kind aimed at dealing with unexploded ordnance.

Report paints brighter picture of corruption control in Vietnam

Poverty remains the main concern on the latest national performance index.
April 05, 2018 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Vietnam needs to change approach to solving environment disputes: UNDP

Vietnam's population is becoming more environmentally conscious as industrialization has come at a cost to nature. 
February 01, 2018 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

Land disputes in Vietnam: a burden with few solutions

A quarter of surveyed Vietnamese express their concern over land disagreements including land use rights certificate, land boundary and land resettlement, but nearly half choose to do nothing to resolve them, according to UNDP's 2015 Justice Index report.
June 18, 2016 | 05:29 pm GMT+7

UNDP teams up with Vietnamese start-up hub to drive social innovation

The U.N. Development Program has announced a partnership with the start-up incubator Hatch Ventures to facilitate innovative action for social good among Vietnam's youth.
June 15, 2016 | 08:04 pm GMT+7

Market based solutions discussed to green Vietnam's aviation

As rapid growth of the aviation industry may jeopardize Viet Nam’s targets to reduce CO2 emissions, the country discussed solutions to green the sector at a workshop yesterday in Hanoi. 
May 13, 2016 | 10:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam may be missing out on “golden population”: UNDP

Demographic transition, which is characterized by population decline and ageing, is taking place in Asia-Pacific countries at an unprecedented rate, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday at a press conference in Hanoi.
April 28, 2016 | 03:41 pm GMT+7

UNDP launches million dollar initiative to reduce chemical risks

A $2.55 million initiative to reduce chemical risks has been launched on April 14 by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the UN Development Program (UNDP).
April 15, 2016 | 08:09 am GMT+7

How citizens view Vietnam's governance in 2015

North Central Coast is the overall winner with highest average Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) score in 2015. However, over the last five years, provinces recorded little change in their governance performance.
April 12, 2016 | 07:39 pm GMT+7

Provincial governance performance improves "insignificantly": 2015 PAPI

Findings from the 2015 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index or PAPI Report, released today, show declines at the national level in five out of the six governance dimensions the survey measures including participation at local levels, transparency, accountability, corruption control, public administration procedures and quality of public services.
April 12, 2016 | 10:08 am GMT+7

Vietnamese female politicians’ battle to the top: what makes it extra hard?

“Congratulations sister! You’re our hope and pride!” read Nguyen Thi Tu’s comment on Facebook addressed to the first woman elected to chair the National Assembly (NA), Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. 
April 06, 2016 | 11:10 am GMT+7

Female NA candidates receive pre-election training

Fifty female candidates standing for the upcoming National Assembly (NA) for the first time are on a training course being held in Hanoi from April 4-6.
April 05, 2016 | 05:29 pm GMT+7

Only 21 percent of the workforce benefits from social insurance

Although poverty has fallen, lower middle income workers are increasingly vulnerable as they are often excluded from social protection, according to the Viet Nam Human Development Report 2015.
March 15, 2016 | 08:41 pm GMT+7

Film about a woman defying her fate takes UNDP award

A short film challenging stereotypes about women born in the year of the tiger wins first prize at the UNDP's #HowAbnormal campaign short film competition. 
March 10, 2016 | 02:53 pm GMT+7
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