Situation analysis of children: in Ho Chi Minh city - Viet Nam 2017

The 2017 Situation Analysis (SitAn) on Children in Ho Chi Minh City was prepared as a first step of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee’s commitment to pursue the establishment of Child Friendly City (CFC) to guarantee the rights of every child and to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This report is part of the Programme of Cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee/Department of Planning and Investment (DPI) and UNICEF/Social Policy and Governance


The research, writing and analysis was conducted by Sharmila Kurukulasuriya, Nguyen Phong, Phan Huong and Tran Minh Gioi. A Ho Chi Minh City SitAn committee comprised of city government officials and technical experts chaired by the DPI guided theprocess.

In 2015, the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), an international non-government organization focused on capacity building and research, drafted an initial report on a series of consultations with key stakeholders as well as children. This report drew on this research work. Under the leadership of the City People’s Committee and UNICEF Viet Nam, inputs were received from experts at the DPI, Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA), Department of Education and Training (DOET), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, City Statistics Office, Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Public Security (DPS), Office of Sustainable Poverty Reduction, Institute for Development Studies, Youth Union and the People’s Court.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and UNICEF Viet Nam would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to this publication.

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