How to lead the global plastics issue

How to lead the global plastics issue

As global momentum builds on ending plastic pollution and marine debris, Vietnam is strengthening its ability to build back better from COVID-19 and transition to a circular economy. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative in Vietnam of the United Nations Development Programme, and Grete Løchen, Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam, write about the changes ahead.
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 setting standards in pandemic response

Vietnam setting standards in pandemic response

It is timely to be discussing the fight against COVID-19 now, as a new wave of outbreaks occurs across ASEAN region.
Hopes for continued aid for at-risk families

Hopes for continued aid for at-risk families

The Green Climate Fund, the Vietnamese government, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining hands in a project to improve the resilience of coastal communities to climate change in Vietnam.
Resilient homes rescue those in storm- and flood-hit areas

Resilient homes rescue those in storm- and flood-hit areas

An increase in extreme weather events is posing great hardships to many Vietnamese people in the south-central province of Quang Ngai, with many witnessing their homes being destroyed beyond repair by storms and floods.
Closing inequality gaps to secure long-lasting progress

Closing inequality gaps to secure long-lasting progress

Alongside its socio-economic development process, Vietnam has been enhancing its human development policies.
Ethnic minority women speed up poverty reduction with IR 4.0 technology

Ethnic minority women speed up poverty reduction with IR 4.0 technology

Representatives of cooperatives and groups of ethnic minority women gathered at a workshop on December 17 to discuss using technology of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 for business and poverty reduction.
Vietnam makes big leap in human development: UNDP

Vietnam makes big leap in human development: UNDP

Vietnam has made good progress in human development, with an average annual Human Development Index (HDI) growth of 1.36 percent during the 1990-2018 period.
Crafting a climate policy revolution

Crafting a climate policy revolution

Climate change is moving faster than humanity, and humanity is struggling to stop it. Every part of the world, including Vietnam, is still not doing enough nor moving fast enough to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, writes about a need for a climate ‘doi moi’ to Vietnam’s future and prosperity.
A productive and innovative Vietnam

A productive and innovative Vietnam

Vietnam is now considering the manufacturing industry as a key pillar for growth. Caitlin Wiesen, United Nations Development Programme resident representative in Vietnam, looks at the productivity and competitiveness of the domestic manufacturing enterprises as the country sets a course towards renewal and innovation.