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Social Assistance Policy in Vietnam: Issues In Design And Implementation, and Vision For Reforms


  • Evans, Martin
  • Giang, Long
  • Nguyen, Cuong
  • Tran, Tam
  • Vu, Linh


This study aims to outline the vision for the Vietnamese social protection system. It provides discussion of the issues of implementation and performance of the current programme design, especially the issues of budget allocation, implementation and monitoring are explored using qualitative evidence from provincial and local administrators. New analysis based on the data from the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey (VHLSS) 2010 will be conducted to look at overall performance in targeting and coverage. Finally, it outlines the constraints and opportunities that inform a road map for the future vision of social assistance within an overall system of social protection.

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  • Evans, Martin & Giang, Long & Nguyen, Cuong & Tran, Tam & Vu, Linh, 2011. "Social Assistance Policy in Vietnam: Issues In Design And Implementation, and Vision For Reforms," MPRA Paper 59837, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:59837

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    1. Pham Anh Tuyet & Paulette Castel, 2009. "Social Assistance - Cash Transfers," World Bank Other Operational Studies 28074, The World Bank.
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    Cited by:

    1. Giang, Long & Nguyen, Cuong, 2015. "Impact Assessment and Micro-Simulations of Different Policy Options for Child Benefit in Viet Nam," MPRA Paper 72628, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Cousins, Mel, 2014. "Social Protection in the Mekong: policy trends and future directions," MPRA Paper 60026, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Social protection; household welfare; targeting; Vietnam;

    JEL classification:

    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


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