Mai Thi Hoang, Dao (2009). "Generating Collective Capabilities in Vietnam: How to encourage the participation of the rural poor into the poverty reduction process? " Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of the HDCA, 10-12 September 2009, Lima, Peru.

Considering the participation of the rural poor in the poverty reduction process, there are a strong linkage among their individual capabilities. In acting collectively, the collective capabilities of the group is created. This paper aims to analyze how the poor are able to become more active in acting together in the reducing poverty campaign, through some case studies. The first section analyses why the participation is needed for the poor. Next section describes the situation of the poor and the poverty reduction process. The last section demonstrates some perspectives on poverty reduction and poor’s participation in Vietnam.