USAID contributed to refurbishing pre-schools and kindergartens in Kon Tum, Vietnam.
Read about how investors comment about doing business in Vietnam's provinces
Addict Breaks Habit, Builds Coalition for Women Combating Drugs and HIV
Professional Computer Programmers Join Vietnamese Workforce
USAID and partners support eye care for children in Vietnam
USAID supports higher engineering education alliance in Vietnam
Vietnam, a nation of 87 million people, plays a growing role in East Asia's growth and development. The country’s efforts to become more globally integrated have contributed to annual economic growth rates of 6 percent since 2000, enabling the country to reduce poverty by one-third.
Vietnam is one of the world’s most rapidly reforming economies but still faces significant development challenges. These include limited access to quality health care, particularly by vulnerable and minority populations; continued outbreaks of avian influenza; and the challenges of running an increasingly sophisticated economy while developing legal, regulatory and capital market systems that meet global standards.
USAID activities are helping to accelerate Vietnam’s transition to an open, market-based economy; develop capacities to mitigate the harmful effects of HIV/AIDS and avian and pandemic influenza; improve access to quality higher education; improve vulnerable groups’ access to services; address war legacy issues and ensure that good governance progresses along with economic and social development.
Last updated: April 25, 2013