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.

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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.

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Persistent Inequality and COVID-19 Holding Back Young People in Vietnam: Evidence from the Listening to Young Lives at Work COVID-19 Phone Survey
Policy paper
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Listening to Young Lives at Work in Vietnam: Third Call
Country report
COVID-19 and the ‘ethics of disruption’: Current dilemmas facing longitudinal research in low- and middle-income countries
Journal Article
Young lives, interrupted: Short‑term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in low- and middleincome countries
Journal Article

1 day 7 hours ago phone survey findings spotlight how impacts are driving progress off track: article here:… https://t.co/XHv79jjY5h
1 day 7 hours ago RT : Great summary of the impact of Covid from “the combined pressures of interrupted education, inc… https://t.co/llaJISAnzb
1 day 21 hours ago RT : NEW BLOG: “You’re like God, so please don’t expect a salary increase”: Exploring education stakeholders’ perceptio… https://t.co/0jVcmwdmth
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Santiago Cueto
Country Director, Young Lives Peru
Santiago Cueto, Country Director, Young Lives Peru
Alula Pankhurst
Country Director, Young Lives Ethiopia
Alula Pankhurst, Country Director, Young Lives Ethiopia
Renu Singh
Country Director, Young Lives India
Renu Singh, Country Director, Young Lives India
Nguyen Thang
Country Director, Young Lives Vietnam
Nguyen Thang, Country Director, Young Lives Vietnam
Santiago Cueto
Country Director, Young Lives Peru
Santiago Cueto, Country Director, Young Lives Peru
Alula Pankhurst
Country Director, Young Lives Ethiopia
Alula Pankhurst, Country Director, Young Lives Ethiopia
Renu Singh
Country Director, Young Lives India
Renu Singh, Country Director, Young Lives India
Nguyen Thang
Country Director, Young Lives Vietnam
Nguyen Thang, Country Director, Young Lives Vietnam

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For information on what events are taking place with Young Lives Vietnam please go to the country website (in Vietnamese)

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