Social Assistance in Vietnam: A review and proposals for reform

Organization(s): Development Pathways
Author: Bazlul Khondker, Carol Watson, Sharlene Ramkissoon, Stephen Kidd, Tareq Abu-el-Haj
Regions: Southeast Asia
Country: Vietnam
Year: 2016
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The paper sets out the strengths and weaknesses of the current national social protection system and shows that, if Vietnam were to adopt a more inclusive life cycle social protection system – at a cost, initially of no more than 1% of GDP – the reforms would have significant impacts on poverty and economic growth.

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