HCM City collects new poverty data

Update: March, 11/2016 - 09:00

HCM CITY — HCM City conducts a survey to collect data on poverty from March 10 to April 29, according to the HCM City Steering Committee for Poverty Reduction and Increase of Better-off Households.

The survey will be supplemented with questions to collect data on income of citizens as well as five dimensions of what is called multi-dimensional poverty. These include education-training, housing-clean water, healthcare, employment, social insurance and access to information.

Around 400,000-450,000 households with a permanent residence or temporary residence registration (KT3), which accounts for 20 per cent of the city’s 2 million households, are expected to be polled, said Trương Văn Lương, chief of the steering committee secretariat.

Households with an income of VNĐ21 million (US$940) per person per year and below are identified as poor households.

Near-poor households are those with income of VNĐ21-28 million (US$940-1,255) per person per year.

It is estimated that the city has about 130,000 poor families and 80,000 near-poor families.

The city is the first locality in the country to adopt a multi-dimensional approach in evaluating poverty for the 2016-2020 period.— VNS