A doctor gives check-up to an elderly (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is going to assist Vietnamese agencies to collect and use high-quality data to serve the implementation of development plans and the Sustainable Development Goals until 2021.

The project has recently been approved in principle by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

It aims to support in the supply and use of high-quality data and evidence on population and development so as to serve the making and monitoring of the implementation of socio-economic development policies, strategies and plans and the SDGs in Vietnam for 2017-2021.

It will be funded with more than 5.14 million USD through non-refundable official development assistance, along with nearly 11 billion VND (484,000 USD) of Vietnam.

Under this project, new technologies will be applied for the 2019 census to improve data collection and census findings provision. 

The project will help publicise some findings of the national action programme on civil registration and statistics, while building criteria for sustainable development statistics. It will also provide information for Party, National Assembly and Government agencies and propose recommendations to assist the making and enforcement of policies relevant to population and development.-VNA