The Action Program (AP) 2015, officially launched in April 2001 as an international commitment, is the German Government’s contribution to halving worldwide poverty by 2015. The program was based on a comprehensive approach which aimed at getting involved in institutions at the international level, both in partner countries and Germany, Europe and other industrial nations in the German Government’s poverty reduction efforts. 

In 2003, Vietnam started implementation of new components under the AP 2015 program: Social Security for the Poor, Poverty-oriented Impact Monitoring, Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and Poverty and Gender-Oriented Budget Planning. The activity involved advising the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs(MOLISA) on how to adjust its annual sector plan to CPRGS objectives is one of five activities falling under the Social Security for the Poor.