The aim of the Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project (NMPRP) was to target six rural provinces in Vietnam’s Northern Mountain Region with two main objectives: to reduce poverty, and to strengthen participatory management at the commune level (in the provinces. The project invests in 44 districts in the six provinces, benefiting approximately one million people, of whom 85% are ethnic minorities. 

Despite a decrease in poverty in all regions of Vietnam over the previous ten years, the reduction was not evenly distributed between different groups and places - poverty remained a largely rural phenomenon, and was particularly pronounced among ethnic minority groups. The aim of the Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project (NMPRP) was to target six rural provinces in Vietnam’s Northern Mountain Region with two main objectives; to reduce poverty and strengthen participatory management at the commune level (in the provinces). The project will invest in 44 districts in the six provinces, benefiting approx. one million, of whom 85% will be ethnic minorities.

The aim of the Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project (NMPRP) was to target six rural provinces in Vietnam’s Northern Mountain Region with two main objectives: to reduce poverty, and to strengthen participatory management at the commune level (in the provinces. The project invests in 44 districts in the six provinces, benefiting approximately one million people, of whom 85% are ethnic minorities.