EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: COMMON COUNTRY ANALYSIS 2021 - VIET NAM
13 September 2021
The UN Common Country Analysis (CCA) is the United Nations (UN) system’s independent, impartial, forward-looking analysis of the development situation in-country – in this case Viet Nam – which provides an important input to development of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF or CF).
This Executive Summary aims to provide an overview of the key findings in the CCA report, focusing on the main critical and strategic issues, particularly those the UN believes could have an accelerant and transformative effect on meeting the SDGs by 2030. This summary closely follows the format of the main report with Section 1 providing the country context, while Section 2 provides an overview of key national planning tools and institutional arrangements for mainstreaming the SDGs into national systems. Section 3 presents the main findings on SDG progress with a Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) focus, while Section 4 summarizes the status of compliance with international, norms and standards. Section 5 outlines the most concerning issues of a cross-boundary, regional and sub-regional nature impacting development in Viet Nam, while Section 6 provides an overview of the financing landscape. Section 7 summarizes the SDG-based multi-dimensional risk analysis, whilst the final section provides an analysis of the key challenges, gaps and opportunities that Viet Nam faces as it seeks to make progress towards achieving the SDGs by 2030.