Research & Advocacy
The pace of development in Vietnam is highlighted by its recent classification as a middle income country (MIC) by the World Bank, and its accession into the World Trade Organisation. While these highlight the outstanding progress that Vietnam has made in recent decades, they also imply a shift towards investment in economic growth rather than poverty reduction, along with a range of environmental and social challenges.
In order to cope with the dynamic and changing context of poverty, CSOs in Vietnam need to be more active, and play a more challenging role in poverty reduction and social justice. This requires CSOs to not only act as charities or service providers – in the modern context they should actively contribute at the advocacy and policy making level. Recognizing the increasing role of local NGOs in dealing with new challenges in poverty reduction, SRD has responded quickly, maintaining its relevance in the changing context. In recent years, SRD has significantly strengthened its capacity in research and advocacy, with a strong focus on evidence based advocacy.
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