According to the London-based NGO Save The Children, the report it released this week ranks countries based on eight factors - malnutrition, child labor, being out of school, teen pregnancy, homicide, being displaced by conflict, child marriage, and death before age five. Vietnam scored 831 out of 1,000, up from 816 last year. The report said Vietnam and three other countries, Bangladesh, Brazil and Ethiopia, have used additional resources from social investment and economic growth to create highly effective programs benefitting children. It also pointed out that a significant reduction in stunting has helped Vietnam gain 67 points since 2000 when it only had 764. Vietnam has also cut the child labor rate by two thirds since 2000 to 9 percent. Its progress in tackling poverty has improved living conditions for many families and reduced their need to send children to work. Vietnam has invested heavily in education, ensuring high enrollment rates, with a particular emphasis on ethnic … [Read more...] about Vietnam moves up in country rankings for providing safe, healthy childhood
With an overall score of 15.3 out of 100, the level of hunger in Vietnam has been classified as ‘moderate,’ according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 report released last week by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organization Welt Hunger Hilfe. The index measured 117 countries and territories around the world to compare the levels of hunger between countries and regions, and to call for more efforts in the areas with greatest need of additional resources to eliminate hunger. The GHI score was calculated based on four indicators, including undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child mortality. The higher a country's GHI score, the worse off it is. A score of 0 would indicate zero hunger in the country. Vietnam has made substantial improvements to have its global hunger score fall from 28.3 in 2000 to 15.3 this year. Last year, Vietnam's level of hunger was also ranked ‘moderate’ with an overall score of 16, putting the country in … [Read more...] about Vietnam improves position on global hunger index
Between 70 and 80 percent of the unemployed are junior college (3-year training) or university (4-5 year training) graduates. The number of workers finishing junior colleges and universities accounts for the highest proportion of trained workers. However, there are only 30 workers with junior college or higher education degrees per 1,000 people, which is lower than 52 per 1,000 in South Korea and 70 per 1,000 in Japan. The World Bank found that Vietnam’s state’s investment in each Vietnamese student was very low compared with Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2013, Vietnam spent $645 per student, while it was $12,013 in Singapore, or 20 times higher than Vietnam. Le Ha Should there be common standards for university graduates? Higher education establishments all have announced their standards for graduates. Overseas university graduates reluctant to return to Vietnam Complicated procedures, low incomes and bad working environments explain why … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, unemployment rate among higher education graduates is higher than others
Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Vietnam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees. Retirement age increase necessary for Vietnam: ILO specialist Retirement age adjustment needs to be flexible: expert Doan Mau Diep. — Photo tienphong.vn How do you respond to a proposal that Vietnam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
Vietnam should extend visa exemption policies for foreign tourists to encourage more visitors to return. Viet Nam needs to extend further visa exemption policy for foreign tourists for attracting more foreign visitors coming back. — Photo baokhanhhoa.vn Tu Quy Thanh, General Director of the Federal Travel Company, said right now foreign tourists who receive visa exemptions are allowed to stay here for only 15 days, less than the average time they often want to stay. He says the visa exemption policy would need to be applied for up to 30 days like other countries because many tourists travel from the west, and 15 days is not long enough to stay here. According to tourism companies the visa policy should be reformed to create better conditions for tourists. Pham Ha, founder and chief executive officer of the Luxury Travel Company, said tourists staying longer would spend more and boost the economy. He believed the State should increase the amount of time they are allowed to … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to extend further visa exemption policy for tourists