Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

President Nakao Visits Viet Nam

On a visit to Viet Nam, ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with the country's leaders and delivered a speech on a development agenda for sustained growth at the 5th Asian Development Forum in Ha Noi. Read More

Asian Bond Markets Remain Strong Despite Rising Risks

US rate hike, a slowing property market in the People’s Republic of China and tension in the Middle East pose growing risks for region's bond markets, says latest Asia Bond Monitor. Read More

Earning a Living by Preserving the Environment in Viet Nam

Protecting forest land is a source of livelihood for farming communities that were displaced to make way for hydropower projects. Read More


The Viet Nam country partnership strategy (CPS), 2012–2015 is fully aligned with the government’s Socio-Economic Development Plan, 2011–2015.

The CPS focuses ADB assistance to Viet Nam through three pillars: inclusive growth, enhancing economic efficiency, and environmental sustainability. To maximize the development impacts in which ADB can add the most value in the form of financing and knowledge, ADB prioritizes six sectors: agriculture and natural resources, education, energy, finance, transport, and water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services.

Fast Facts

89.71 (2013)
Population in millions

1.1% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

11.1% (2012)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
1,680.66 / 13.47
Agriculture (32)
740.50 / 5.93
Education (15)
2,264.68 / 18.15
Energy (13)
637.00 / 5.11
Finance (13)
398.34 / 3.19
Health (13)
139.50 / 1.12
Industry and Trade (6)
280.00 / 2.24
Multisector (7)
1,029.08 / 8.25
Public Sector (13)
4,152.40 / 33.28
Transport and ICT (26)
1,154.82 / 9.26
Water Supply (16)
12,476.98 / 100.00
TOTAL (154)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013