Viet Nam: Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Regions Project

Evaluation Document | 28 December 2016

The development of human capital in Viet Nam is low among ethnic minorities due to lack of access to basic education. The government’s Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) 2006–20101 committed to equitable delivery of social services and equitable economic growth for all disadvantaged groups. To tackle the challenges in ethnic minority regions, the Secondary Education Sector Master Plan, 2006–2012, proposed targeted assistance to disadvantaged groups. The Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Regions Project was the first investment that directly supported the government’s master plan. It sought to promote inclusive socioeconomic development of the most disadvantaged groups, particularly ethnic minorities and girls by promoting universal lower secondary education in 103 of the poorest districts in 17 provinces across 3 subregions of Viet Nam.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Highly successful.