Poverty projected to fall by experts

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VietNam News English 6 hour(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The rate of households living under the poverty line in Viet Nam is expected to remain below five per cent in 2015 and fall by about 1.5 per cent annually until 2020.

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Ending poverty with music

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 day(s) ago

Some of today's biggest pop stars perform at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.

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Life-long learning week launched nationwide

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago 1 related news

A life-long learning week was launched in localities across the country on September 29 launched to raise public awareness of building a learning society.

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Nearly 33,500 Mekong Delta households escape poverty

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago

Nearly 33,500 Mekong Delta households escape poverty

A total of 33,480 Mekong Delta households have so far this year lifted themselves out of poverty, decreasing the region’s poverty rate from 7.2 percent in 2013 to 6 percent currently, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.

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Quang Nam asked to better care for ethnic minorities

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Quang Nam asked to better care for ethnic minorities

Authorities from central Quang Nam province need to do more to increase the number of local ethnic minority people escaping poverty and fully benefiting from the State’s social welfare policies.

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Disaster-resistant housing assistance benefits disadvantaged in central region

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

Disaster-resistant housing assistance benefits disadvantaged in central region

Approximately 40,000 poor households in Central Vietnam’s flood risk areas are to receive assistance to build storm-resistant homes in an effort to ensure their safety and help them escape from poverty, a conference heard in Quang Nam province on September 26.

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Thua Thien-Hue boosts efforts to build new-style rural areas

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue aims to meet all 19 criteria of the national new-style rural area building programme in 8 out of 92 communes by the end of 2014.

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Vietnam facilitates foreign investment in minority communities

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VOV News English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

A joint cooperation programme for the 2014-2020 period was signed between the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on September 25 in Hanoi, aiming to attract foreign investments in ethnic minority-inhabited areas.

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Vietnam facilitates foreign investment in minority communities

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

A joint cooperation programme for the 2014-2020 period was signed between the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on September 25 in Hanoi, aiming to attract foreign investments in ethnic minority-inhabited areas.

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Soft loans help Dak Nong poor improve household economy

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Preferential loans from a bank for the poor have proved their efficiency when helping poor people, particularly those belonging to ethnic minority groups, in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong escape from poverty.

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Social News 22/9

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

A/H5N6 flu virus: Quang Nam culls 800,000 ducks

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Social welfare programmes address poverty

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Fatherland Front Committee of the northern mountainous province Lao Cai provided houses, worth 60-120 million VND each, for 25 low-income families in Si Ma Cai district this month.

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Multidimensional poverty to be re-measured in 2015

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Multidimensional poverty to be re-measured in 2015

From 2015 onwards, the measure for poverty will comprise five factors, including living conditions, access to education and health care, access to information, and access to insurance and social assistance, instead of the previous measure of income levels.

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Multidimensional poverty to be re-measured in 2015

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Multidimensional poverty to be re-measured in 2015

From 2015 onwards, the measure for poverty will comprise five factors, including living conditions, access to education and health care, access to information, and access to insurance and social assistance, instead of the previous measure of income levels.

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Asian nations move to build poverty-free region

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The fifth Asian Development Forum (ADF 5) themed “challenges and strategies for sustainble growth in Asia” took place in Hanoi on September 19, bringing together about 100 representatives from governments and international organisations inside and outside the region.

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