Over 1.9 million households still struggle with poverty: Ministry hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – There remained more than 1.97 million poor and near-poor households nationwide based on the multi-dimensional poverty standards, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in 2022.

The survey showed that the overall national poverty ratio was 7.52%, with 4.03% being poor households and 3.49% being near-poor families.

The highest poverty ratio based on the multi-dimensional poverty standards has been seen in the northern midland and mountainous region, at 21.92%; followed by the Central Highlands at 15.39%; the north-central and central coastal region at 10.04%; the Mekong Delta region at 5.73%; the Red River Delta region at 2.45%, and the southeast region, 0.34%.

The northern midland and mountainous region led in both ratios of poor and near-poor households (14.23% and 7.69%, respectively), while the southeast region reported the lowest ratios at 0.21% and 0.13%, respectively.

The data of the survey serve a foundation for the ministry to decide poverty reduction and social welfare policies as well as other socio-economic policies in 2023.

Under a government decree on the new multi-dimensional poverty standards for the 2021-2025 period, the income-based poverty threshold for poor households is raised from 700,000 VND (29.85 USD) per person per month in rural areas, applicable in the 2016-2020 period, to 1.5 million VND (63.97 USD) per person per month.

In urban areas, it will be 2 million VND (85.29 USD) per person per month, compared with 900,000 VND (38.38 USD) in the previous term./.