Skip to Main Navigation

Vietnam - National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Support Program (NTPSP) Program-for-Results Project (English)

The objective of the National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Support Program (NTPSP) Program-for-Results Project for Vietnam is to improve the delivery of, and access to, investments for increasing agricultural production and enhancing livelihood opportunities within the Program area. For the last decade, Vietnam has experienced relatively strong economic growth, with GDP growing at an annual average of around 6.3 percent leading to Vietnam’s graduation into a middle-income country. High growth has been accompanied by rapid urbanization, a rising middle class together with improved access to social and economic benefits and services. The concentration of poverty in Vietnam in rural areas, among ethnic minorities and midland and mountainous areas partly reflect low access to economic opportunities due to low economic integration. Vietnam has achieved impressive gains in many dimensions of gender equality, but the situation for ethnic minority women remains a development challenge. The EM women overall have lower literacy and less working knowledge of Vietnamese language. The burden of low access to water, health services and roads as well as poor child nutrition, falls disproportionately on them as they are primarily responsible for collecting water and taking care of family health. Their active participation in prioritization of social-economic infrastructure and livelihoods options is central to improving their wellbeing. Environmental degradation coupled with vulnerability to the impact of extreme weather events and global climate change are major threats to the short, medium and long-term sustainability of the country’s development. The country is projected to be subjected to more heat stress as its mean temperature and the incidence of hot days are expected to further increase. Higher variability and risks in extreme precipitation as well as higher wind speeds are also projected, thereby increasing exposure and risk of typhoons and flooding in coastal and deltaic areas as well as flashfloods and mudslides in mountainous and hilly areas. Future sea level rise would also expose coastal areas to more storm surges. Nevertheless, these challenges, especially for rural areas, are well understood by the Government, as reflected in the recent Vietnam 2035 report jointly prepared with the World Bank Group. The government is committed to support not only initiatives towards climate resilient agriculture or environment-friendly agriculture and/or livelihoods but to also adapt rural infrastructure quality specifications to address climate variability issues.


  • Document Date


  • Document Type

    Project Appraisal Document

  • Report Number


  • Volume No


  • Total Volume(s)


  • Country


  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date


  • Disclosure Status


  • Board Meeting Date


  • Doc Name

    Vietnam - National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Support Program (NTPSP) Program-for-Results Project

  • Keywords

    Treasury and Budget Management Information System;Environmental and Social Systems Assessment;impact of climate change;access to basic service;loss of vegetative cover;average per capita income;Environmental Codes of Practice;Committee for Ethnic Minorities;State Bank of Vietnam;future sea level rise;rural area;fiduciary systems assessment;ethnic minority community;state budget;extreme weather event;concentration of poverty;state budget allocation;Local Economic Development;release of fund;share of resource;basic social service;Country Partnership Strategy;department of agriculture;civil society partner;sustainable poverty reduction;disbursement linked indicators;net present value;economic development plan;information and communication;service and infrastructure;poverty reduction mechanism;supreme audit institution;commitment of resource;quality of investment;quality and relevance;capacity building program;capacity building need;poverty reduction effort;rural enterprise development;medium-term budget framework;economies of scale;operations and maintenance;patterns of production;department of finance;ethnic minority groups;incidence of poverty;national poverty line;domestic private sector;alternative employment opportunity;flow of resource;availability of resource;investments in agriculture;environmental protection plan;flow of fund;department of labor;lack of coherence;dimension of gender;access to water;water quality issue;global climate change;ethnic group;household level;rural livelihood;agricultural production;ethnic majority;coastal area;economic integration;Production Development;rural income;primary focus;operations manual;stated objective;provincial budget;allocation formula;vulnerable group;language barrier;social stigma;living condition;poor household;reporting requirement;comparative advantage;livelihood diversification;disbursement arrangement;expenditure analysis;institutional context;mountainous area;middle class;extreme poverty;government source;social criterion;national defense;social security;social order;environmental sustainability;inclusive growth;geographical area;budget transfer;expenditure allocation;livelihood support;livelihood choice;income generation;expenditure using;government staff;environmental degradation;government system;institutional change;geographical coverage;target resources;food quality;evaluation activity;adverse selection;direct investment;adequate resources;ecological environment;capital expenditure;counterpart funding;program improvement;central transfer;health facility;fiscal pressure;alternative livelihood;coastal infrastructure;cultural life;aging population;resource base;poverty headcount;elementary school;rapid urbanization;capital budget;special provision;disproportionate share;environmental disaster;household poverty;long-term sustainability;public contribution;substantial variation;sustainable practices;soil salinity;Bank Credit;operational expenditure;budget envelope;management board;agricultural growth;community contribution;minimum contribution;targeted program;high pressure;environmental screening;sustainable investment;climate resilience;institutional innovation;Climate Risk;international market;organizational arrangement;government procedure;chemical use;government objective;subnational budget;poor irrigation;economic infrastructure;allocation mechanism;high share;financing source;primary beneficiaries;government resource;construction cost;beneficiary group;program financing;rural society;institutional strengthening;environmental issue;budget provision;rural citizen;power supply;central fund;investment choice;single source;health station;family health;integrated risk;results framework;agricultural worker;livelihood opportunity;effectiveness condition;Exchange Rates;agricultural land;extreme precipitation;cultural diversity;disadvantaged area;natural disaster;poor village;independent management;donor coordination;dry season;hot day;comparator country;wind speed



Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc)

  • Official PDF
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *The text version is uncorrected OCR text and is included solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.


Vietnam - National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Support Program (NTPSP) Program-for-Results Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.