The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper presents the Annual Progress Report on Vietnam's Poverty Reduction Strategy. The industrial output and export turnover have continuously increased and exceeded the targeted plan. The entire social investment has been fairly well increased, especially that of the private sector, which has been vigorously increased. The targets of employment and poverty reduction as well as the rate of malnourished children have been satisfactory or even exceeded the estimated plan. Many action plans have been implemented, such as institutional reform, administrative apparatus reform, and staff quality improvement and renovation.