The objectives of this research project were to investigate why the
ethnic minority peoples of Vietnam have failed to share in the benefits
of Vietnam's economic growth, and identify which policies could promote
ethnic minority development in the future.
In particular, the project investigated four research questions: 1.
Which ethnic groups have benefited the most and which have benefited the
least from Vietnam's recent economic growth? 2. Why has the gap in
ethnic living standards increased over time?3. Do ethnic minority groups
experience unequal treatment: (i) on average; and, (ii) at different
points in the welfare distribution? and 4. Which policies have succeeded
and which have failed in promoting ethnic minority development in
Baulch, R. Ethnic Minority Underdevelopment in Vietnam: Full Research Report. (2008) 19 pp.