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Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Prepared by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam authorities
Hanoi, March 14, 2001

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (I-PRSPs), prepared by member countries, summarize the current knowledge and assessment of a country's poverty situation, describe the existing poverty reduction strategy, identifies gaps in poverty data, diagnotics, and monitoring capacity, and lay out the process for addressing these gaps and producing a fully developed Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper in a participatory fashion. This country document is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.

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Table of Contents

I. Economic Setting, Current Poverty Situation, Achievements and Challenges

    1. Economic Setting
    2. Government Poverty Reduction Directions and Policies
    3. Current Poverty Situation
    4. Achievements and Challenges

II. Growth and Poverty Reduction Objectives

III. Macro Mechanisms and Policies to Promote Economic Growth and Create Resources for Poverty Alleviation
    1. Create a Fair and Efficient Business Environment, Promote Competition, and Strengthen the Confidence of Enterprises and People so that They Will Wish to Make Long-Term Investments to Expand Business Output
    2. Maintain Macroeconomic Stability
    3. Mobilise and Use Efficiently Resources for the Poor
    4. Administration Reform

IV. Sectoral Policies and Resolutions to Create Opportunities, Reduce Vulnerability and Support the Poor
    1. Create Opportunities for Poor Families
    2. Develop Social Safety Nets for the Poor and for Victims of Natural Disasters

V. Schedule for Making of Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for the Period of 2001–2010

Appendix I. Macroeconomic Framework for the Three Year Period 2001-2003

Appendix II. Vietnam: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Policy Matrix 2001-2003

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