We’re working with 15 communities in Vietnam to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Government development policies and plans need to integrate environmental management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction aspects to holistically build resilience
  • A lack of financial mechanisms for allocating resources at the local level to reduce risk is a critical barrier to building the resilience of communities
  • Consultation of communities in assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring risk reduction activities needs to be adopted in practise

Surveys undertaken in Vietnam

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Vietnam were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 1,442 random households, 150 civil society organisations, 151 local government representatives, and undertook 75 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised four risk areas:

  • Northern Mountains
  • Central Coast
  • Highland
  • Mekong Delta

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 15 communities: Hung Son, Tan Linh, Lien Thuy, Ngu Thuy Bac, Quang Tho, Thuan Loc, Hai Duong, An my, Dai Hong, An Nhon, Nhon Tho, Hoa Phu, Ea Nuol, Tolkobaye, Koutoukale.

“Local governance still prefers post-event recovery to pre-event preparedness.”

NAC Representative, Vietnam

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  • Training and capacity building on disaster prevention provided to communities
  • Awareness and training about cleaning and protecting the environment provided, as well as the provision of the waste management solutions

Impact of activities

  • Improved understanding by communities on disaster prevention and environment protection through training and capacity building
  • Improved disaster prevention in communities through through the provision of required resources and information

Our project partners in Vietnam

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Development Workshop France

Partner organisations

  • Center of Social Research and Development
  • Center of Community Research and Development
  • Women’s Union of District An Nhon
  • Vietnamese Red Cross – Ben Tre Chapter
  • Development Workshop France

View all data from Vietnam

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit

Photo by Yulia Rozanova.