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UNDP in Viet Nam

UNDP - the Government of Viet Nam partnership officially started in 1978, when there was a very limited foreign presence in the country. Since then, UNDP has stood side-by-side with Viet Nam as it began its development trajectory from poor nation devastated by wat to a lower middle income country championing poverty reduction and leading in growth. 

UNDP has been working closely with the Government of Viet Nam and other partners to expand the choices for people and ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities to realize their full potential. 

In their strategic meeting at the UN Headquarters in May 2022, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Viet Nam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reaffirmed UNDP-Viet Nam partnership for the country's new development phase for green, inclusive economic recovery and just equitable energy transition. 

The current Country Programme Document (2022-2026) is directly aligned to Viet Nam's priorities set out in the Socio - Economic Development Strategy and the UNDP Strategic Plan (2022-2026). UNDP's programme aims to support the government to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, guided by the UNDP Strategic Plan's three outcomes and enhanced by the three enablers: Strategic innovation, Digitalization, and Development financing.

  • Outcome area 1: Shared prosperity through sustainable economic transformation
  • Outcome area 2: Climate change, disaster resilience and environmental sustainability 
  • Outcome area 3: Governance and access to justice

UNDP supports the Government of Viet Nam with capacities for anticipatory, adaptive and agile (triple AAA) responses to complex nd emerging challenges by: 

  • Evidence gathering and analysis to address new forms of multidimensional poverty, keeping nature and environment at the heart of economic development; 
  • Inclusive, human-centric digitalization and innovation;
  • Reframing policy choices and enabling shifts to address systemic gaps; 
  • Testing and scaling up successful implementation models; and
  • Developing platforms to improve fiscal planning and mobilization of resources.