Viet Nam Receives Over US$677 Million from NGOs During 2020-2022

9:10:36 AM | 8/25/2023

Viet Nam received aid worth more than US$677 million from foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) between 2020 and 2022. 

The figure was released at a meeting on works of foreign NGOs that took place in Ha Noi on August 23. 

According to the 2022 report, 388 foreign NGOs have been operating in Viet Nam, including 148 from Europe, 118 from Asia-Pacific, and 122 from North America.

The value of foreign NGO aid disbursed to Viet Nam in 2022 reached more than US$223.7 million, down by nearly US$10 million compared to 2021 and equivalent to the level in 2020. 

The disbursement rate accounted for 77.1 percent of the commitment pledged for the whole year, showing that foreign NGOs have been more active and adaptive in the process of operation and project implementation in the post-COVID-19 period.

One of the main focuses of Viet Nam, as a developing country, is to raise the living standard of people in poverty and build sustainable development. Several efforts in increasing the level of education and improving social welfare have been made possibly with the participation of NGOs in Viet Nam, both national and international entities. 

The assistance of international NGOs in Viet Nam is in many forms, from humanitarian assistance to environmental, social, and economic activities. 

While some of them are still solutions to instant relief for problems such as natural disasters, damage and famine, most of them aim for the long-term growth of the country through actions such as protecting children's rights and the environment. 

The localities in the North and North Central regions have the highest number of NGO projects and aid values so far.

Source: VGP