For the first time, a complete mosaic of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam is depicted in a comprehensive and vividly designed book released by MDRI.

Although there have been substantial studies on ethnic minority poverty in Vietnam examining diverse aspects of living conditions and aim to identify the underlying causes of poverty, most of the research can only capture the situation of 10 major ethnic groups. The remaining groups (44 ethnic groups) are similarly treated as one, which cannot avoid the misinterpretations of research results. Therefore, policy implications based on these studies might not be appropriate for each ethnic minority group as well as for the targeting purposes of current programs. Based on our knowledge and experience while working with donors and NGOs, Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) has endeavored to depict a mosaic of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam in the book entitled “54 Ethnic Groups – WHY different?”.

large MDRI’s new book 54 Ethnic Groups
Should you wish to obtain an electronic version of the book or to reproduce portions of the work, please do not hesitate to reach the author team. All feedback and requests can be sent to:

Ms Linh Nguyen
Email: linhnguyen@mdri.org.vn
Address: Mekong Development Research Institute, 8th Floor, Machinco Building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 3247 4668.

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