WB helps VN set up modern social assistance system

17:29 | 07/08/2014

VGP – A launching ceremony of the WB-assisted Social Assistance System Strengthening Project (SASSP) was held on August 7 by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

Photo: VGP/Thu Cuc

With a preferential loan of more than US$62 million from the World Bank (WB), the project is expected to establish a management system and realize social assistance programs to ensure the minimum livelihood for everyone and contribute to sustainable poverty reduction.

The objective of the project is to support the Government in strengthening the social assistance system by developing innovations in management and service delivery nationwide, and by piloting these innovations in the four project provinces, including Ha Giang, Quang Nam, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh from 2014-2018.

WB Country Director Victoria Kwakwa revealed that the project will create a better and more simply social assistance system for Viet Nam to reduce poverty sustainably.

By Thuy Dung