This collection highlights human interest stories made possible by IFAD’s support. It shows households, communities or small businesses in difficult and remote regions of Vietnam that have been empowered to change for the better. The stories cover everything from pilot and demonstration projects, problem solving and innovation to participatory planning, decentralization, enhancing capacity of poor rural people in local decision-making and increasing the assets of poor communities.
As a learning-based organization, IFAD wants to document how initiatives were developed, as well as lessons learned about processes, choices, problems and successes. However, this book does not attempt to cover all aspects of IFAD’s activities in the last several years. It simply provides a snapshot of achievements from selected programme.