A World Bank-funded project aiming at supporting efficiency and enhancing reforms in the social assistance system was launched on November 24 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in the central province of Quang Nam.

The social assistance system strengthening project is piloted in the provinces of Quang Nam, Ha Giang, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh and lasts until 2019, focusing on drawing common roadmaps for policies and mechanisms on social assistance.

A national database on social beneficiaries and a modern management system will be developed within the project’s framework.

The project is expected to simplify administrative procedures for social assistance, thus promoting poverty reduction as well as bringing more benefits to vulnerable people.-VNA