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The revision of the size of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2011-2017 is in line with international practices and serves as a foundation for the country's development path in the next 10 years, an official has said.

Vietnam under pressure to address corruption in private sector: UNDP

Corruption increases the cost of doing business, distorts the competitive environment, limits opportunities for investment and widens the growing social inequality, according to a UNDP expert.

Vietnam resolved to realise UN 2030 Agenda: Deputy PM

The Vietnamese Government is always resolved to strive for the successful realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said in Hanoi on December 11.

Da Nang and UNDP strengthen co-operation to build smart and green city

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and central Da Nang City will build a lab together to accelerate the socio-economic development and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals of the city.

ASEAN, China, UNDP exchange ideas on poverty reduction

The fourth ASEAN-China-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Symposium began in Hanoi on Wednesday with discussion focusing on innovation in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicating poverty.

First exhibition on plastic waste opens in Hanoi

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in coordination with photographer Nguyen Viet Hung, or Lekima Hung, organised a photo exhibition on plastic waste in Hanoi on June 4.


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Court begins hearing in fire at karaoke shop, UNDP, Japan helps VN students deal with natural disasters, Vietnam ready to cooperate in health response to disasters, Safe corridor on expressway encroached

VN increasingly see corruption as new norm

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese are coming to terms with corruption as only 3 per cent of those who were forced to pay under the table said they would go to the police, according to UNDP research. 

Vietnam promotes competency on genetic resources access

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has approved the project to develop competency for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources access and benefit-sharing in Vietnam.

Project initiated to increase non-fired bricks market share

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the UN Development Program has launched a project to enhance the production and use of non-fired bricks in Vietnam.

Joint project to accelerate green growth in Vietnam launched

 Vietnam’s efforts to accelerate green growth were boosted today with the launch of a new joint project in the framework of MPI, UNDP and USAID partnership to advance Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy.

NA Committee calls for urgent action to preserve VN biodiversity

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite efforts to protect and sustainably use biodiversity, Vietnam’s biological resources have come under increasing pressure and are declining sharply, according to a workshop on biodiversity conservation.

Dozens of boats swept away by heavy flood in Red River

As many as 20 boats and ships were inundated by a heavy flood which hit Bat Xat district, north-western Lao Cai province on July 14, causing estimated property losses of VND8 billion.

UNDP suggests Vietnam lift fossil fuel subsidies

 VietNamNet Bridge – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in a report on green growth and fossil fuel fiscal policy in Vietnam proposes the nation remove subsidies for fossil fuel prices.

Nearly US$1.6 million for anti-corruption

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister has approved a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-funded project to enhance anti-corruption efforts in Vietnam.

Resolving institutional bottlenecks, governance reforms key for VN's development

VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam about the challenges facing Vietnam's economic reforms.

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 40 escape bus inferno unharmed; Information leakage case may be put on hold; Australian fund supports Vietnamese women; Vaccinated not at risk of new measles virus; Open terms on offer for apartment ownership

Social Headlines January 28

 Former Deputy Minister Receives JICA Award; Police make rice smuggling bust; Deputy PM orders investigation and warning of grenade toy; UNDP support for Vietnam’s development; Hanoi to get touch on environmental violations in 2014

PM Dung welcomes UNDP Administrator

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has hailed the contributions and the role of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in promoting cooperation and development.

To become state officers, relations with “officials” a must, survey

 VietNamNet Bridge - Results from a large sociological survey showed that many people thought that having the relationship with officials is an important factor when applying for a job in the public sector.