In January, a group of UN experts held a series of consultations in Vinh Phuc and Quang Nam to better understand the challenges and expectations of rural poor people. The UN mission held group discussions and in-depth interviews with a number of households and rural poor people to understand their living circumstances and aspirations for the future.
The UN mission was part of a series of consultations conducted by the UN in Viet Nam to ask people about the world they want and what they think the development agenda post 2015 should look like. The rural poor are one of the eight target groups being consulted in Viet Nam.
Watch a news clip from the Vinh Phuc consultations broadcast on VTC14, have a look at the pictures from the consultation in Quang Nam or read a human interest story of Pham Thi Hai Luyen, a young rural woman from Thuong Nong commune.