The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 undertaken by MDRI consists of two reports:
A short version for the 2013 National Voluntary Presentations at the Economic and Social Council Annual Ministerial Review in July 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, and
A full country report for 2013 based on the implementation of eight goals.
The brief report highlighted notable achievements of Vietnam in socio-economic development and identified challenges faced by the country on its journey towards MDG 2015. Thematic focus on “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture for promoting sustainable development” was strongly emphasized.
The full country report for 2013 is a comprehensive report that is significant in that it marks the completion of the socio-economic development strategy of 2001-2010 and the transition into the 2011-2020 period. It also covers a period during which Vietnam is facing a number of challenges such as: economic slowdown, macroeconomic instability, climate change, inequality, poverty among ethnic minorities, urban poverty and migration, etc. The report contains insight from a number of in-depth qualitative and quantitative studies on critical issues such as the impact of the economic crisis on enterprises, employment rates, as well as urban migration. These studies have been implemented to provide evidence-based analysis for the general study of the socio-economic and political situation of the country. The Full Report 2013 provides a comprehensive and elaborate picture of Vietnam and its progress on the MDGs using the most updated statistics. The MDG Full Country Report not only acts as an informative piece of work for international development partners, it is also an instrumental asset for the Government and national agencies in formulating effective policies for national development.