About Vietnam

Vietnam achieved a number of MDG targets, such as the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, achievement of primary education, and promotion of gender equality in education, and it has achieved some health related indicators such as reducing maternal mortality and child mortality. The government’s Socio-Economic Development Plan aims to achieve high and sustainable economic growth, improved living standards of ethnic minority populations, strengthened environmental protection, and mitigation and prevention of the adverse impacts of climate change. Visit the Young Lives Vietnam website to find out more (in Vietnamese).

Our research

Young Lives research in Vietnam aims to support government interest in the long-term consequences of poverty in early childhood, and increasing the quality and effectiveness of the education system. Despite Vietnam’s success in achieving near universal enrolment at primary and lower-secondary levels, and high standards in international education tests (PISA), parents and policymakers both remain aware of the need to address issues of access and quality, particularly in pre-primary education and upper-secondary and vocational training.

Learning Motivations, Learning Outcomes and Gender in Vietnam
Working paper
‘Functional English’ Skills in Ethiopia, India and Vietnam: Comparing English Ability and Use Among 15 Year Olds in Three Countries
Working paper
Using Scale-Anchoring to Interpret the Young Lives 2016-17 Achievement Scale
Technical notes
SUMMARY Delivering on every child’s right to basic skills
Summative Output

27 min 2 sec ago How to best tackle the SDG challenge of moving from children surviving to children thriving? Director Jo… https://t.co/FgdIX8d9yu
20 hours 56 min ago The ODI report 'Child poverty, disasters and climate change: investigating relationships and implications over the… https://t.co/5S4KM7bDLl
21 hours 12 min ago Young Lives' school survey data provides a unique opportunity to analyse trends in learning outcomes over time; see… https://t.co/QzebZXPw23

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