UNFPA has been active in Viet Nam since 1977, when it established the first Joint Cooperative Programme with the Government, providing approximately USD 190 million in assistance. UNFPA works to improve people’s access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, supports the collection and use of high-quality population data, facilitates policy dialogue and helped the Government in developing, implementing and monitoring evidence-based policies related to sexual and reproductive health, population and development, and gender equality.
At the central level, UNFPA works closely with the National Assembly, the Communist Party and the Ministries of Health; Planning and Investment; Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Culture, Sports and Tourism; Home Affairs; Education and Training; Finance; Foreign Affairs, and others. UNDPA also partners with UN agencies, the donor community, international and local NGOs, social organizations and the media.
At the provincial level, UNFPA works with partners such as the People’s Committees and other provincial departments to provide technical and financial support for the implementation of UNFPA programmes, that helps ensure the effectiveness of UNFPA support to improve the quality and use of sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, and helped promote gender equality and women's empowerment, especially in poor and remote areas.