Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Small Bite, Big Threat: Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia

On World Health Day 2014, we focus on vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria that are threatening the lives of millions across Asia and the Pacific. Read the transcript. Read More

Contagion Risks Loom for Asia's Bond Markets

Risks to the region's financial markets are increasing and countries need to be prepared, warns ADB’s latest report. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More


While Viet Nam has made impressive progress in reducing poverty, regional disparities remain. The poor are vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change. Adapting infrastructure and building climate resilience in coastal and low-lying areas will safeguard human and natural resources, and protect the poor.

ADB's country partnership strategy (CPS), 2012–2015, for Viet Nam focuses on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, and economic efficiency.

Fast Facts

88.78 (2012)
Population in millions

1.1% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

12.6% (2011)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
1,600.66 / 13.38
Agriculture (31)
740.50 / 6.19
Education (15)
2,574.57 / 21.52
Energy (14)
542.00 / 4.53
Finance (11)
283.20 / 2.37
Health (9)
139.50 / 1.17
Industry and Trade (6)
1,029.08 / 8.60
Public Sector (13)
3,716.90 / 31.06
Transport and ICT (24)
1,059.82 / 8.86
Water Supply (15)
280.00 / 2.34
Multisector (7)
11,966.23 / 100.00
TOTAL (145)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2012