Working closely with the Vietnamese government, iDE has been using a market-based approach to increase the incomes of the poor since 1991, addressing agricultural challenges as well as expanding markets for sanitation.

Vietnam’s reduction in poverty has been remarkable: from 60 percent of its population in 1990 to 20 percent in 2010. However, much of the new affluence is attributed to urbanization. The rural population, most of whom are rice farmers, struggle daily to improve their livelihoods, with rising temperatures and water levels due to climate change threatening their productivity.

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