Poverty in Vietnam by Hoang Duong Vu

Date & Time

22. 10. 2020 at 2 PM


Trainee Centre Online via Zoom


Poverty reduction is one of the most impressive achievements of Vietnam during the development period.  More importantly, it is not only a reduction in monetary poverty but also in multinational poverty. Additionally, various Vietnamese households have sustainably escaped from poverty. It means that once they escape from poverty they do not fall into poverty again. However, poverty reduction does not imply equality. There is still a gap between majority and minority groups in Vietnam and this gap tends to increase overtime. Therefore, the presentation focuses on the poverty reduction of the minority group in Vietnam in the sustainable development view. More specifically, poverty reduction will be examined in four aspects: equity, productivity, sustainability and empowerment. The presentation will exploit the Vietnamese Household Living Standard survey (VHLSS) and Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) to analyze the current state in Vietnam.


My name is Vu Hoang Duong. I have an MSc degree in economics from Leeds University Business School and a Ph.D. degree in management and economics from Tomas Bata University in Zlin. I have been a researcher at the Vietnam Institute of Economics, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences from 2009. At this position, I have had good chances to take part in several projects at the organizational level, ministry level, and state-level in Vietnam. My strength is quantitative studies and my major topics are foreign direct investment (FDI), poverty, and political participation.