Characteristics of the Vietnamese rural economy :

Evidence from a 2010 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Vietnam

Research report prepared under Component 5 of the Business Sector Development Programme (BSPS), Hanoi, Vietnam and the Agricultural Sector Programme Support (ASPS), 2013. With DERG, CIEM and IPSARD research teams.

The origin of this report dates back to 2002, when the first Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) was carried out. The results of the VARHS02 inspired the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Centre for Agricultural Policy Consulting of the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (CAP-IPSARD) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), and the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) of the University of Copenhagen, together with Danida, to plan and carry out another survey in 2006 and subsequently in 2008 and in 2010. The survey on which the present report is based builds on these previous four rounds.