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.

How does teenage marriage and motherhood affect the lives of young women in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam?
Working paper
Self-efficacy, Agency and Empowerment During Adolescence and Young Adulthood in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam
Working paper
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

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Santiago Cueto
Country Director, Young Lives Peru
Alula Pankhurst
Country Director, Young Lives Ethiopia
Renu Singh
Country Director, Young Lives India
Nguyen Thang
Country Co-Director , Young Lives Vietnam
Andy McKay
Julia Tilford
Communications Manager
Marta Favara
Young Lives at Work, Deputy Director, Senior Research Officer, Young Lives
Alan Sanchez
Principal Investigator, Young Lives Peru
Catherine Porter
Research Associate

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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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