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 Vietnam?
Baulch, R. Ethnic Minority Underdevelopment in Vietnam: Full Research Report. (2008) 19 pp.