Viet Nam and ADB

In the Spotlight

In recent years, Viet Nam’s economic growth has slowed, and single-digit inflation has prevailed. Tight economic policies have helped stabilize the fiscal deficit, and generate a current account surplus. Viet Nam needs to accelerate economic restructuring, particularly reforms in the banking sector and to state-owned enterprises. Despite remarkable achievements in reducing poverty, serious development challenges are posed by income and non-income inequality and pockets of poverty, particularly among ethnic minorities.

Under the country partnership strategy, 2012-2015, ADB supports Viet Nam’s socioeconomic development across a range of sectors. Resources are committed to the financing of infrastructure and human resource development, rural development, social inclusion, and gender equity.

Fact Sheet


Projects in Viet Nam

90.73(2014) Population in millions

1.1%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

9.8%(2013) Population living below the national poverty line

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