UNDP-funded project promotes sustainable poverty reduction

Wednesday, 2016-11-23 12:53:41
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam has achieved targets on sustainable poverty reduction in disadvantaged areas thanks partly to a project funded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ireland Embassy, heard a conference in Hanoi on November 22.

The project, which was to support the implementation of the Vietnamese Government’s Resolution 80/NQ-CP on sustainable poverty reduction in 2011-2020 and the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction (NTP-SPR) in 2011-2015, helped Vietnam realise sustainable poverty reduction goals in mountainous, coastal and ethnic minority areas.

It targeted eight provinces, including Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Dien Bien, Bac Kan in the north, Thanh Hoa and Quang Ngai in the central region, Kon Tum in the Central Highlands and Tra Vinh in the Mekong Delta.

Under the project, local residents received training in self-help, successful poverty reduction models were multiplied, and local officials were assisted in integrating poverty reduction targets into socio-economic plans.

The implementation of the Resolution 80/NQ-CP aims at accelerating poverty reduction in the poorest districts, communes and villages of the country, by setting a poverty reduction target of 4% per annum (compared to national target of 2%), and by emphasizing priority to mobilize resources and support to these areas.

Meanwhile, the NTP-SPR is designed and implemented effectively, contributing to rapid poverty reduction in the poorest districts, communes and villages and of ethnic minority people through the application of innovative modalities and approaches.

Participants said successful models and experience from the implementation of the project should be shared, adding that the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and relevant ministries and sectors should receive more support in order to expand the project in other localities over the coming time.