As part of the world chronic poverty report 2007-08, the Viet Nam case study attempts to look at the various steps of implementation of policies meant to serve the chronically poor. Specifically, the report will provide a thorough analysis of the two most important programmes. The first is the National Targeted Programme on Hunger Eradication and Poverty Reduction (NTP on HEPR). This programme is directly aimed at a demographic group that is living below the poverty line (poor households). The second is the Programme on Socio-economic Development for Communes faced with Extreme Difficulties in mountainous and remote areas (Programme 135). This programme is directly aimed at a geographic group who live in mountainous and remote areas of Viet Nam. The majority of this group is comprised of people of ethnic minorities.
Background Paper for the Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09. Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK, 135 pp.