Urgent need for transformation of land tenure policies in the Mekong region
The study entitled “L’État du foncier dans la région du Mékong [The State of land tenure in the Mekong region]” [Lire la suite]
Since 1988, GRET has been operating in Vietnam, a country that has managed to maintain sustained economic growth thanks to its “renewal” policy, launched in the early 1990s. Even though the country’s GDP was multi-plied by three over the past 30 years, Vietnam is today facing three main challenges: an increase in social ine-qualities, rapid population growth and climate change.
Demographic growth remains a major challenge. With an estimated population of over 100 million in 2025, Vietnam must anticipate new challenges such as the growth of cities, vocational training for the millions of young people who arrive on the job market every year and, above all, improving the quality of growth so that the country can maintain its competitiveness at global level. Lastly, Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. With over 3,000 kilometres of coastline, climate hazards directly affect the largest agricultural regions and threaten farms and rural populations’ income.
Since 2012, Vietnam has become a middle-income country. So GRET has re-defined its intervention priorities to support the country, which today faces new development challenges. The twelve-member GRET team in Vietnam is currently leading six projects in diverse subject areas such as strengthening civil society, workers’ rights, the fight against climate change and land governance. The fight against inequalities today remains one of the main drivers of GRET’s action in Vietnam. However, working in an “emerging” country gives rise to signif-icant changes, because Vietnam is no longer considered a priority country by many donors, which makes sourcing funding increasingly difficult.
An Expert in project management in the development sector, Ninh Huu Nguyen has been working for GRET in Vietnam for eighteen years. He was appointed country representative seven years ago.
Vietnam | 01/03/2016 - 28/02/2019
Environmental challenges in Vietnam related to domestic or industrial waste are considered as accurate issues for the coming years due to growing cities and industrial development. Facing a lack of available land, rural towns have difficulty in growing, ...
Vietnam | 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2009
The mission has as objectives : Develop a scope study on pilot activities of this project and asses the willingness of Bac Hung Hai stakeholders to participate Assess needs o Technical assistance o Investment fund to set up Formulate terms of reference of the ...
GF - Tuong Lai Xanh |
Vietnam | 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011
Description of actual services provided by GRET staff within the project (or assignment) - Services related to global project implementation : elaboration, administrative and technical presentation, organization of human resources, logistics, reporting ...
Vietnam | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2009
This project’s overall objective is to increase the incomes of households in the poor hill and mountain districts of centre-north Vietnam by improving farmers’ position in the commodity chain while preserving the environment. The principal activities impl ...
Vietnam | 01/01/1994 - 31/12/2006
In Vietnam, chronic malnutrition among 6- to 24-month-old infants is a major problem in the poorest provinces. The lack of quality complementary foods in addition to breastmilk at affordable prices is one of the main causes, in conjunction ...
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam | 01/01/1991 - 31/12/1995
Agriculture familiale : organisation collective, technique de production et relations entre cadres et ruraux (en)
Cambodia, Vietnam | 01/01/1988 -
Public institutions and local authorities
AFD, Syctom, Ville de Paris, Alliance des coopératives, Institut de l’eau et de l’environnement, MEAE
Operators, NGO and design offices
Barefoot College, Centre Song Hong, Batik International, CDI, Fondation Abbé Pierre, Oxfam, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, CG93, Juristes Solidarités
Companies and foundations
Foundation Rexel, Find, Sawaco, Weave our future (Groupe Auchan)
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