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Addressing Environmental Pollution

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USAID helps provide water supply systems in Thanh Hoa province.
USAID helps provide water supply systems in Thanh Hoa province.
Phuong Nguyen/USAID

Along with the country’s rapid social and economic development, Vietnam faces a series of environmental pollution challenges largely spurred by agriculture, transportation, and industrial production. Increasing public interest in environmental quality has led the Government of Vietnam (GVN) to release National Action Plans related to air quality, water conservation, and plastic waste pollution, demonstrating the country’s commitment to ensuring broad cooperation to address environmental pollution challenges.

USAID/Vietnam fosters collective action by all local community members and actors (Government of Vietnam, the private sector, social organizations, and citizens) to address environmental pollution issues, improve environmental management, and become responsible for solving their own environmental health issues. By empowering local actors to take the lead in identifying and addressing environmental challenges, USAID/Vietnam advances locally-owned development and contributes to Vietnam's ownership of its prosperity, quality of life and sustainable, green economic growth. The current projects focus on reducing air pollution, plastic waste management, water conservation and other environmental health issues.  

  • USAID Reducing Pollution addresses multiple sources of environmental pollution in targeted areas by facilitating a portfolio of Collective Impact Initiatives led by backbone organizations that provide technical and financial support for multiple local stakeholders. [2021-2026, $11.3 million].

  • Collective Action for Clean Air develops diversified networks of local actors, coalitions on air quality management; increases capacity of local actors to participate in air quality monitoring and environmental protection. [2019-2022, $1.4 million]

  • Local Works for Environmental Health Program initiates, develops, and expands a growing nationwide network of diverse local actors to sustainably address Vietnam’s water health challenges. [2017-2022, $2 million].

  • Collective Actions for Water Conservation connects Vietnam’s non-governmental organizations, water and natural resource protection associations, and community-based organizations in the framework of the Vietnam Water Conservation Network to raise awareness of the causes and effects of water pollution and increase knowledge of effective strategies for surface water quality management. [2020-2023, $1.5 million].

  • Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution reduces plastic pollution through increased capacity of local actors to collectively address plastic pollution and increased local capacity to produce, access, and use data to monitor, analyze, publicize, and advocate for policy solutions for locally determined, plastics-related, environmental health problems. [2020-2023, $1.6 million].

Last updated: November 23, 2022

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