Gov’t approves 2021-2025 national target program on sustainable poverty reduction
The 2021-2025 national target program on sustainable poverty reduction will be carried out nationwide. (Photo: VNA)
The overall goal of the program is to achieve multidimensional, inclusive and sustainable poverty reduction. It will be carried out nationwide, with the focus on poor districts and extremely disadvantageous communes in lowland and coastal areas and on islands.
The program targets reducing the nationwide poverty rate by 1-1.5 percent, by over 3 percent among ethnic minority households, and by 4-4.5 percent in poor districts per year.
The number of poor and near-poor households is expected to decrease by half by 2025.
All poor districts and communes with extremely difficult conditions in the lowland, coastal areas and islands will receive assistance to invest in upgrading socio-economic infrastructure, serving locals’ livelihood, and boosting production and trade, and providing basic social services.
The rate of children from poor and near-poor households going to school at the right age will reach 90 percent, according to the program.