We work in Vietnam through a 10-year Development Partnership Arrangement that will end in 2016. DFID Vietnam also runs our remaining programmes in Cambodia.
The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
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Vietnam has developed rapidly over the last 2 decades, but significant development challenges remain.
More than 14 million people live below $1.25 a day. Half of ethnic minority households are poor.
The Millennium Development Goal target for HIV/AIDS is off track and the target for sanitation could be missed.
Macro-economic instability resulting for example in rising prices for basic commodities is negatively affecting poor people’s lives.
Climate change is a real threat: Vietnam is one of the top 5 countries likely to be most affected by sea level rise.
More effort is needed to make real progress in tackling corruption.
We committed to support the country to address these challenges through a 10-year Development Partnership Arrangement and will exit in 2016.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Vietnam, see the DFID Vietnam operational plan 2014.
See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.