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.

Child undernutrition: opportunities beyond the first 1000 days
Journal Article
Young Lives School Surveys 2016–17: The Development of Non-Cognitive Instruments in Ethiopia, India and Vietnam
Technical notes
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Measuring learning quality in Ethiopia, India and Vietnam: from primary to secondary school effectiveness
Journal Article
PPVT Ethiopia, India and Vietnam
Equating Test Scores for Receptive Vocabulary Across Rounds and Cohorts in Ethiopia, India & Vietnam
Technical notes

12 hours 24 min ago Let's ‘make evidence matter’ for the poorest/most marginalised children at conference: https://t.co/VzVy7Cx2a4
14 hours 9 min ago Identifying solutions & building networks – the challenge for Addis child poverty conf. https://t.co/6cmPomJ5pA
17 hours 43 min ago More on from the , this one from Peru on time use and childhood transitions (in Spanish) https://t.co/n6Kzvjj2kH

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