A critical analysis of poverty reduction initiatives in North West Vietnam: A case study of Son La province

Pham, Minh Hai (2018) A critical analysis of poverty reduction initiatives in North West Vietnam: A case study of Son La province. Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University.

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Abstract

This thesis focuses upon poverty and poverty reduction programmes within Son La province, North-West Vietnam. Ethnic minority groups constitute 86 per cent of the total population of this province and are disproportionately subjected to poverty, both within the province and the nation. A critical analysis of current poverty reduction programmes and their sustainability, with particular reference to ethnic minority groups in Son La province, is undertaken. The thesis then proposes a new, sustainable approach to poverty alleviation for ethnic minority groups in Son La province. Drawing upon original, primary, qualitative research conducted by the author, it is argued that the current poverty reduction policies in Son La province specifically, and Vietnam more widely, with particular reference to ethnic minority groups, have many limitations. It is contended here that asset based approaches are most suitable for the sustainable activation of growth and the reduction of poverty within Son La province, and the reduction of poverty amongst ethnic minority groups within Vietnam generally. The nation should formulate a holistic programme for improving grassroots governance in ethnic minority communities in order to improve the accountability of local authorities, based on voice enhancement for, and the empowerment of, local people and village institutions.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asset-Based Community De Development, Poverty alleviation in Son La on La Province, Ethnic minorities, Poverty reduction in Vietnam, North West Provinces of Vietnam
Subjects: L100 Economics
L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
University Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 07:41
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42789

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