The report of humanitarian group Oxfam reveals that the social and economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic as mass unemployment, disruption to food production and supplies and declining aid could push 121 million people to the brink of starvation this year.
If inequality was not increasing, Vietnam’s poverty reduction record would be even better, according to the leading international non-governmental organization Oxfam.
Vietnam’s richest man earns more in a day than the poorest person earns in 10 years, according to an Oxfam Report which further specifies that despite this economic progress, the divide between the rich and poor has continued to grow.
The biggest barrier to improve gender equality is often lain in deeply held social norms, beliefs and behaviors, according to Babeth Ngoc Han Lefur, Country Director of Oxfam in Vietnam.
Vietnam National Assembly and the Government should carefully review tax incentives in future special economic zones to avoid budget losses and negative socio-economic impacts, according to Nguyen Thu Huong, senior manager of Oxfam.
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