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SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM

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POVERTY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

In order to assist its poor people, the Government of Viet Nam provides public spending in the social sector, and facilitates National Bank loans and promotes education, public awareness and training for poor people.
The country's Fresh Water and Rural Sanitation Programme (Decree 200 Ttg of the Premier Minister) is also meant to help reduce poverty.

Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing 

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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DEMOGRAPHICS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

Development policies, together with the adjustment of the structure of agriculture and the rural economy, are providing the incentives for increased food production.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

The Vietnamese economy remained strong through 1994 and 1995, and the macro-economic growth rates have exceeded targets set for the last five year plan from 1991-1995. During this period, the Vietnamese economy has moved from recession to a position of relative strength, providing the foundations for a new stage in Vietnam's development process.
The living standards of the population, especially those in some rural and mountainous areas, however, are still very low and are improving too slowly.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Information 

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing 

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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HEALTH

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

Remarkable efforts and achievements have been achieved in the health care system in terms of preventive health, including the successful implementation of the child care and protection programme, disease protection, increasing the proportion of the population with access to clean water, improved access to health services at communes and locals, especially in rural and mountainous areas.

Status 

Some national health centres and leading provincial and municipal hospitals have been upgraded and re-equipped. The health insurance system has been expanded, and partial cost recovery policies in hospitals have contributed to improved financing of health centre operations.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Information 

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing 

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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EDUCATION

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

Education and training have improved, but they still do not meet the national development requirements, especially in terms of quality.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Information 

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing 

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

Economic development and new initiatives in solving social problems have contributed to improvements in incomes and living standards across all population strata in all regions, but the distribution of these benefits has not been equal. In the whole country, about 80 per cent of households now enjoy better living conditions than in 1990. The number of poor households has been reduced. Periods of hunger between harvests have been abolished in many localities.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Information 

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing 

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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