UNDP vows to accompany Vietnam in development process

Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen promised to closely coordinate with and contribute to the building and implementation of socio-economic development strategies and plans of Vietnam in a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency.

Wiesen said Vietnam was commended for the significant preparations of all the background documents for the 13th National Party Congress, particularly socio-economic development strategy plan.

Talking about the country’s achievements last year, she praised Vietnam for its appearance for the first time in the list of countries with the high human development index by the UNDP.

She attributed Vietnam’s fulfillment of its dual goal of pandemic control and economic growth to a strong and clear leadership that anticipated the health impacts, adapted quickly and responded with agility.

In order to achieve greater, more sustainable, more inclusive growth in the future, the official highlighted four recommendation, including the need to balance between economic growth and the environment.

 Wiesen said the UNDP’s survey serving the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Indexes (PAPI) recorded a high satisfaction rate among citizens on the government’s performance in response to the pandemic.

The UNDP representative concluded that Vietnam can be proud of its achievements last year, which will be the driving force behind its development in 2021./.


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