Vietnam and the United States turn on treatment system to clean up dioxin in Danang
USAID launches five year development strategy and Governance for Inclusive Growth program in Vietnam
USAID and other U.S. Government agencies have contributed to the more than 77,000 people on HIV treatment across Vietnam.
The U.S. Government has been improving the quality of life and supporting the inclusion of Vietnamese with disabilities into all aspects of society.
USAID is helping urban planners in Vietnam’s coastal city of Hue in better prepare for repeated flooding and the effects of climate change.
Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth over the past 15 years and has risen to the status of a lower middle-income country. However, progress is threatened by health and environment problems, a weak business environment, poor governance and limited transparency. Accelerating Vietnam’s transformation to a responsible, more-inclusive partner and a market-based economy is a priority for the United States, particularly as Vietnam’s influence grows throughout Asia.
USAID programs in Vietnam support the country’s progress by focusing resources where they’re needed most in health, private sector competitiveness, environment, social services for vulnerable populations and higher education. USAID works with Vietnam to strengthen capacities to address the harmful effects of HIV/AIDS and avian and pandemic influenza; expand access to quality higher education in such areas as engineering and social work; improve opportunity for persons with disabilities; advance the role of women and vulnerable populations; and address environment challenges, including climate change and dioxin contamination.
Last updated: July 24, 2014