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February 14, 2019

Vietnam’s Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) mechanism has generated nearly $400 million for improved forest protection since it was first piloted in 2008. To date, payments to rural forest owners have been made mainly in cash. Cash payments present security risks, require complex and time-consuming travel, and create opportunities for corruption.

February 14, 2019

In January 2019, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued the “National Plan for Avian Influenza Disease Prevention and Control 2019-2025” to detect, prevent, and respond to potentially pandemic avian influenza. This new National Plan builds on previous strategies and plans in place since avian influenza was first detected in Vietnam in 2003.

February 14, 2019

E-commerce business in Vietnam is growing at a rate of more than 20% per year. As a result, traffickers and criminal networks are increasingly exploiting e-commerce websites, courier service companies, and social media platforms to trade in illicit wildlife products. In response to this, on the 9th and 18th January, the USAID Saving Species activity supported the Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) to organize two workshops for approximately 100 member enterprises.

February 14, 2019

On January 24, the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME) Advisory Group held its inaugural meeting in Hanoi. This Advisory Group consists of leading experts and consultants from business associations and government ministries. The group will meet quarterly throughout the life of the five-year activity to provide technical input and guidance as it encounters challenges.

January 27, 2019

Nguyen Nam Khanh is a two-year old boy who lives in Binh Phuoc province with his grandmother. When Khanh was eleven months old, his family noticed that his growth was stunted and he wasn’t moving around like other kids his age. So, his parents took him to the Children’s Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City for a medical check-up. At the hospital, the doctor diagnosed Khanh with Cerebral Palsy and said that he needed long-term rehabilitation treatment.

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Last updated: February 15, 2019

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