As Vietnam emerges as a lower-middle-income country, it faces challenges of adopting international standards and practices needed to fuel its export-led growth strategy. At the same time, the country must pay close attention to a growing number of domestic challenges that are linked to natural resource sustainability and environmental health. As industrial production has grown, Vietnam has experienced increased pollution and natural resource scarcities and degradation. These growing challenges are all the more important now in the face of climate change, and, in particular, the potential for rising sea levels and increased storm risks in low-lying deltas and on Vietnam’s long coastline.
USAID’s key areas of focus include:
Last updated: March 06, 2014