The report Out-of-school Children in Viet Nam: A Country Study aims to inform education management and planning and policy advocacy to achieve equity in education for all children, with a focus on disadvantaged children. The report also aims to inform policy research and planning by the relevant ministries, local authorities and research agencies of the Vietnamese government, and to satisfy the requirements for information by international organizations and others in an effort to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Viet Nam. UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and global working teams have provided financial and technical support for the preparation of the initial draft of this report.
The content and structure of the report follows the guidance of the Conceptual Framework and Methodology and the Global Initiative on Out-of-school Children as designed by UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics. All of the data in the report is from the 2009 Population and Housing Census.
The international team in charge of writing the report includes Mr. Muhammad Quamrul Hasan, an independent consultant who delivered all the analysis on important quantitative data and also wrote the second chapter, and Ms. Elaine Furniss, an independent consultant who synthesized and systematized information for the report and was the author of the remaining chapters.