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USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam's Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng launch the “Supporting Enterprises’ Digital Transformation” program in Hanoi.
USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam's Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng launch the “Supporting Enterprises’ Digital Transformation” program in Hanoi.
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The U.S. Government’s goal is an open, prosperous and secure Vietnam that is effective and inclusive in solving its own development challenges. By engaging all of Vietnam’s citizens, including vulnerable populations, and through strategically partnering with the Government of Vietnam, the private sector, and civil society, USAID aims to facilitate economic growth competitiveness, modernize higher education and training institutions, combat infectious disease, address war legacy issues, and increase environmental security, including increased resilience to climate change.

ECONOMIC GROWTH 

Vietnam’s economic growth trajectory risks plateauing. To sustain and invigorate inclusive growth and further open Vietnam to global trade, including American businesses, USAID promotes legal reforms and transparency, enhances customs and trade procedures, increases linkages between small- and medium-sized enterprises and global value chains through digital transformation and capacity building, and provides assistance to strengthen workforce capacity, specifically in the fields of technology and engineering, medicine, and the liberal arts. 

HEALTH 

USAID helps combat the spread of HIV, TB and other pandemic threats and disease in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam and international and local partners.  USAID is facilitating Vietnam’s transition to full ownership of their HIV and TB response through the national health insurance scheme and by engaging community-based organizations to reach key populations. USAID has prioritized addressing emerging global health threats, such as COVID-19, and other pandemic risks by working with partners to strengthen Vietnam’s health systems.

ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

Vietnam’s development has brought new environmental challenges in the form of air pollution, increased energy demand, and a strain on natural resources, in addition to its vulnerability to natural hazards and the effects of climate change. USAID partners with the Government of Vietnam, private sector and other organizations to further grow a clean, secure, and market-driven renewable energy sector, protect forests and biodiversity, counter wildlife trafficking, increase climate resilience, and curb environmental pollution.

WAR LEGACIES

As part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to address legacies from the Vietnam War, USAID provides services for persons with disabilities, regardless of cause, in provinces heavily sprayed with Agent Orange, and has committed to a joint project with the Government of Vietnam to remove contaminated soil from Bien Hoa Airbase, the largest remaining dioxin hot spot in Vietnam after the completion of the Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport in 2018. USAID also supports Vietnam's efforts to find and identify Vietnamese war dead.  This work contributes to both countries’ efforts to overcome the past, build trust, and strengthen bilateral relations, enabling continued security cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam and a strong relationship for the achievement of the U.S. Government’s foreign policy objectives.

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Last updated: July 27, 2021

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