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Vietnam is Asia’s rising star, transforming itself from one of the world’s poorest nations to a lower middle-income country.
 
Vietnam’s GDP increased 7.1% year on year, aiming to be 6.6% in 2019 and 6.5% in 2020.
 
A country of 95 million people, expected to be 120 million people around 2050.
 
70% of the population is under the age of 35. Vietnam is a significantly more educated and healthy society than twenty years ago.
 
(Source: World Bank’s Vietnam’s Country Overview 2018)


Vietnam’s female labour-participation is at 73%, among the highest in the world.
 
Vietnam is among the top third performers in gender equality, ranking 67 out of 160 countries in the UNDP’s Gender Equality Index.
 
Female-headed households in Vietnam were less likely to be poor than male-headed households.
 
26.7% of parliament seats are held by women.
 
Women contribute to 40% of the national wealth.
 
Women’s economic empowerment has steadily improved in Vietnam over the past decade.
 
(Sources: World Bank’s Vietnam’s Country Overview 2018 and UNDP’s Human Development Indices and Indicators: Vietnam’s 2018 Update)

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