Blue economy model gathering pace

Blue economy model gathering pace

Vietnam is in need of a long-term roadmap for developing its potential marine economy in pursuit of its sustainable development strategy by 2030 and in response to climate change – and a fresh scenario for this effort is expected to be a sound answer.
MPI launches adaptation programme for social impact businesses

MPI launches adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the adaptation programme for social impact businesses in the agriculture and tourism sectors on April 28.
Building immediate resiliency for a more robust economy

Building immediate resiliency for a more robust economy

Vietnam’s economy has reaped relatively positive growth for Q1. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative in Vietnam for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), talked with VIR’s Nguyen Dat about the economic outlook for the entire year, with some recommendations for stronger results.
Fostering a just and sustainable future for Vietnam’s female waste workers

Fostering a just and sustainable future for Vietnam’s female waste workers

A partnership between Vietnamese and overseas organisations seeks to improve informal waste workers’ livelihoods and contribute to a greener future.
Focusing on disaster prevention and control

Focusing on disaster prevention and control

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam have joined hands to integrate disaster risk management into the country’s socioeconomic development plans.
UNDP pledges to accompany Vietnam in development process

UNDP pledges to accompany Vietnam in development process

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is willing to continue working closely and accompanying Vietnam in the upcoming development process, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner told Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, at a meeting on April 7.
Social enterprises playing increasingly creative role

Social enterprises playing increasingly creative role

While social enterprises have become a trend in Vietnam, helping the country generate employment for disadvantaged people, the development of these businesses has been more modest than some would have hoped due to limited attention from the government.
The tactics to drive a gender- inclusive circular economy

The tactics to drive a gender- inclusive circular economy

Vietnam is striving to build for the future and accelerate a green and inclusive economic rebound. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative in Vietnam for the United Nations Development Programme, shows how it can be done with a pointed strategy that also take into account gender equality issues.
Vietnam allocated $6.5 billion for its climate change response in 2016-2020

Vietnam allocated $6.5 billion for its climate change response in 2016-2020

The UNDP and MPI published the Climate Public Expenditure and Investment Review (CPEIR) as the basis for estimation and allocation of the state budget and the mobilisation of international climate finance for 2021-2030.
UNDP commends Vietnam for “incremental progress” in promoting women’s leadership

UNDP commends Vietnam for “incremental progress” in promoting women’s leadership

Vietnam is making incremental progress to increase women’s participation in elected bodies such as the National Assembly and local People’s Councils, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen affirmed in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency.
MPI and UNDP collaborate on launching climate guidance book

MPI and UNDP collaborate on launching climate guidance book

The UNDP has met with the leader of the MPI to discuss the launch of the CPEIR.
Strategy alignment key for COP goals

Strategy alignment key for COP goals

With its efforts to combat climate change, Vietnam has made new promises in this area, while keeping its economy continuing to grow. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative in Vietnam of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), talked with VIR’s Thanh Thu about how the economy is performing and the way it can move forward with implementation of its strong commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Hand-over of flood-resilient houses to Quang Binh residents

Hand-over of flood-resilient houses to Quang Binh residents

Quang Binh and the UNDP have donated 39 newly-built storm and flood-resilient houses to needy households in Le Thuy district, Quang Binh.
New initiative supports businesses to address social and gendered impacts of COVID-19

New initiative supports businesses to address social and gendered impacts of COVID-19

The UNDP, MPI, and the Embassy of Canada launched a project to enhance the resilience of social impact businesses and reduce the impact of COVID-19.
Domestic resources – key to achieve development goals: UNDP expert

Domestic resources – key to achieve development goals: UNDP expert

Vietnam must consistently invest a larger share of national income if it is to achieve the targets set out in the ten-year development strategy of achieving upper middle-income status by 2030 and high-income status by 2045, while coping with formidable challenges of COVID-19, according to Professor Jonathan Pincus, UNDP Senior International Economist.
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