Initiatives on social protection supporting Vietnamese workers in response to Covid-19 in Vietnam


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As COVID-19 was unleashed across the country at the beginning of 2020, the Government of Vietnam (GVN) rapidly took a number of large-scale disease prevention measures. However, the impact of the pandemic resulted in increased precariousness for both formal and informal workers. 

Given workers’ difficulties, multiple actors including the government, trade unions, other mass organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), individuals, businesses and business associations, along with multi-stakeholder networks implemented interventions that were responsive to the social and economic issues workers faced. Interventions were varied depending on actors’ resources and the progression of the pandemic. 

In an effort to demonstrate the overall support available to workers, the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) conducted the following documentation of various actors’ initiatives during the pandemic. 

The study’s goal is to document initiatives of key stakeholders’ support to workers in the formal and informal sectors in response to the COVID-19 crisis, including two specific objectives:  (i) to identify and map initiatives that support workers; and (ii) to share lessons learned and good practices  actors in Vietnam and other countries in the region.  

Read the report in English here

Đọc báo cáo tiếng Việt tại đây.

CDI Vietnam.