Rapid economic growth has transformed Viet Nam, bringing with it remarkable social achievements. Yet, this progress has been unequal. Ensuring that “no child is left behind” requires breakthrough solutions to fast-track progress towards inclusive and sustainable development for all.
This means Viet Nam must find ways to ensure development benefits all its children through the strengthening of government policies and programmes with a greater child rights perspective. Achievement of lower middle-income status has made addressing these challenges increasingly acute, with a dramatic decrease in development assistance meaning Viet Nam must do more with less.