Global poverty update from the World Bank: New poverty estimates for 2018


The March 2020 global poverty update added more than 200 new surveys to PovcalNet, bringing the total number of surveys to more than 1,900. New poverty estimates for the reference year 2018 are now included for some regions, and the previously published global and regional estimates from 1981 to 2015 have been revised, reflecting data revisions and the availability of new data. More details on the revisions can be found in Atamanov et al. (2020).
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Nghèo đa chiều ở trẻ em vùng dân tộc thiểu số tại Việt Nam

Theo các báo cáo về phát triển ở Việt Nam, người Kinh chiếm hơn 86% dân số Việt Nam, nhưng tỷ lệ nghèo chỉ là 8,5%. Trong khi đó, các dân tộc thiểu số chỉ chiếm chưa đầy 15% tổng dân số, nhưng gần một nửa phải sống trong cảnh nghèo. Cứ 10 trẻ em dân tộc thiểu số thì có tới 8 em thiếu thốn các nhu cầu cơ bản; và hầu hết đang phải sống tại các vùng có điều kiện kinh tế – xã hội đặc biệt khó khăn, được biết đến là những “túi nghèo”. Hãy cùng UNICEF tìm hiểu về cuộc sống của một số trẻ em dân tộc thiểu số để hiểu được thực trạng nghèo đa chiều ở trẻ em ở Việt Nam và cùng kêu gọi những nỗ lực về chính sách nhằm giải quyết vấn đề này.

Ethnic minority children in pockets of poverty According to development reports, Kinh people account for over 86% of Viet Nam’s population with poverty rate recorded at 8.5%. People of Ethnic Minorities account for less than 15% of the total population, but half of them are living in poverty. For every 10 children of ethnic minorities, eight are deprived of basic needs, and most of them are living in areas of difficult socio-economic conditions, which are also known as “pockets of poverty”. Let’s join UNICEF in getting to know more about the lives of ethnic minority children and the situation of multi-dimensional child poverty in order to call for more actions and policy efforts in addressing the issue

9 million Vietnamese people still living in extreme poverty: report

By Dat Nguyen   April 7, 2018 | 05:00 am GMT+7

9 million Vietnamese people still living in extreme poverty: report

A homeless woman rides a bicycle in Hanoi on December 18, 2017. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy

The poor faces a widening gap in terms of access to upper secondary education and improved water and sanitation.

Nine million Vietnamese people are still living in extreme poverty, according to a World Bank report released on Thursday which calls for more alleviation efforts despite the success so far.

Vietnam’s poverty rate fell by almost 4 percentage points since 2014, to 9.8 percent in 2016, but the problem is far from solved, especially among ethnic groups, the report said.

Ethnic minorities, many of them living in mountainous areas, account for 72 percent of Vietnam’s poor, it said.

The average per capita consumption of ethnic minorities remains less than 45 percent of the Kinh and Hoa (Chinese), the majority groups in the 93-million strong Vietnam, it said.

The poor also faces a widening gap in terms of access to upper secondary education and improved water and sanitation, the report said.

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An obstacles course for highlands kids


Update: October, 07/2017 – 09:00

A young boy (centre) braves the weather and bad road conditions to go to school in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông. — Photo
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Fifth grader Đinh Thị Phương and her friends go swimming every day, but it is not a recreational activity.

They go swimming because they have no other way to get to school. Tiếp tục đọc “An obstacles course for highlands kids”

Poverty-stricken district plagued by suicides

Last update 15:46 | 02/09/2017

Authorities of Gia Lai Province’s Kon Chro District are struggling to deal with suicide in the locality, with hundreds of locals having killed themselves in recent years, with poverty in the region seen as the root cause.

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Dinh Thi Eo sits in her house in Gia Lai Province.

Statistics from the district showed nearly 450 people, including children, reportedly committed suicide since 2014. Since early this year, 69 cases have been recorded, Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper reported. Tiếp tục đọc “Poverty-stricken district plagued by suicides”