Research on Urban Poverty in Vietnam
Loan Thi Thanh Le
Ho Chi Minh City Statistics Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

One of the existing challenges in monitoring and evaluating the poverty reduction in Viet Nam is to collect sufficient, reliable and comprehensive data on the scope and characteristics of poverty in all population groups, including temporary and un-registered migrants, particularly in urban areas.

This paper describes a framework for identifying and assessing urban poverty in 2009-2010 in Vietnam including implementing urban poverty survey and applying multi-dimensional poverty approach.

The Urban Poverty Survey with scientific and professional sampling design captured all population groups, including temporary and un-registered migrants in addition to the residents and collecting comprehensive information: demography, education, health care, employment, durable goods, housing, social inclusion, risk coping, v.v.

Applying multi-dimensional poverty approach using data collected in the Urban Poverty Survey to analyse and evaluate poverty, especially, urban poverty as well as to suggest policy solutions for identified problems.

Keywords: Sampling design; Urban poverty; multi-dimensional poverty; Policy solution

Biography: Working in Ho Chi Minh City Statistics Office. I get my Ph.D. in Economics Science (Statistics) in 1992. I have been Educational Ambassador of American Statistics Associaton in 2007-2008. I am teaching for graduate in Open University in Ho Chi Minh City. I also participate research on statistics and poverty.