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National programme helps reduce poverty

Determining this as a "driving force" for comprehensive development of ethnic minority and mountainous areas, government and relevant sectors have simultaneously implemented the programme in all localities and achieved encouraging achievements.

Depleted classrooms in mountainous areas persist despite efforts

Students in mountainous areas still have to study in degraded classrooms without sufficient learning materials, a reason contributing to high drop-out rates in the areas and a barrier to teachers wanting to work there.

Vietnam's poverty rate drops to 2.23%

Vietnam’s poverty rate declined to 2.23 percent in 2021 from 2.75 percent in 2020, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

NA Chairman signs Resolution on 2021-2025 poverty reduction

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue signed Resolution No.24/2021/QH15 approving in principle investment in the National Target Programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period.

Vietnam to apply new multidimensional poverty standards

The Vietnamese Government has issued a decree on new multidimensional poverty standards for the 2021-2025 period, which raises the income-based poverty threshold in both rural and urban areas.

Vietnam achieves poverty reduction goals

Vietnam has gained impressive achievements in poverty reduction in recent years under the leadership of the Party and the Government, but more will be done to ensure these efforts leave sustainable impacts.

Ethnic minority farmer in Ha Giang finds way to escape poverty

Sùng Diu Sì has been living in Vinh Son Village of Bac Quang District in Ha Giang, the mountainous province to the north of Vietnam, for 40 years.

Vietnam to accelerate socio-economic development among ethnic minorities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs (CEMA) on Monday launched a project to help partners from central to local level promote their roles and strengths

Local leader devoted to helping citizens escape poverty

Do Anh Hieu, chairman of Hung My Commune is known as a dynamic leader who has brought positive changes to the locality.

Vietnam sets an example in poverty reduction

Vietnam is expected to lower its national average poverty rate from 58.1 per cent in 1993 to 2.75 percent by the end of 2020, becoming a role model in the world in poverty reduction and hunger elimination, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Elderly woman wins fame after rejecting handouts

The 84-year-old Do Thi Mo in Thanh Hoa has become known across Vietnam after she asked local authorities not to classify her household as 'poor' in September last year, effectively forgoing many benefits and preferential treatment.

EVFTA hoped to help with sustainable poverty reduction in Vietnam

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which came into force on August 1, is hoped to create a driving force to help Vietnam reap further achievements in poverty reduction and economic growth.

Social policy credit helps lift 2.1mn households in Vietnam out of poverty

Over the last five years, more than 2.1 million households have sustainably escaped from poverty thanks to social policy credit, which is said to be an important pillar of the national target programme for sustainable poverty reduction.

Vietnam makes significant progress in labour quality

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung spoke to Vietnam News Agency about his ministry's achievements in 2019 and measures it plans to implement to reach its goals in 2020.

Economic development must go with environmental protection: PM

Economic development must go together with environmental protection and social development to ensure sustainable growth and prosperity, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Hunger eradication and poverty reduction to ensure sustainable human rights implementation

The Prime Minister has signed Decision No. 1722/QD-TTg approving the national target program on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2016 – 2020 period, which has added motivation for poverty reduction in Vietnam.


Ethnic minority women accelerate poverty reduction with IR 4.0 technologies

Representatives of co-operatives and groups of ethnic minority women gathered at a workshop yesterday to discuss using technology of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 for business and poverty reduction.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives WB’s country director

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 21 appreciated the World Bank (WB)’s comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam and its contributions to the country’s development in recent times.

Much to do in war on poverty

 VietNamNet Bridge – Multidimensional poverty (MDP) in Vietnam witnessed a significant drop from 15.9 per cent in 2012 to 9.1 per cent in 2016 with some six million people escaping from poverty.

Poverty rate lower but not stable, Gov’t reports

 VietNamNet Bridge – The national poverty rate would fall to less than an estimated six per cent by the end of this year, which would mark a 1.0-1.3 per cent decrease compared to last year,