HANOI, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Despite optimism about Vietnam's economy, poverty remains a primary concern in the country, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report.
The Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report reflected public optimism about the national economy, with 66.1 percent of respondents rating the national economy as good in 2022, the local newspaper Vietnam News reported.
The report also showed a shift in people's opinions on the most important issues in 2022, with concerns over health and insurance issues falling sharply. Meanwhile, poverty returned to the top, with 22.13 percent of respondents selecting it as the most pressing issue, the newspaper said, citing the report.
The report also highlighted that although 56 percent of respondents claimed their household economic conditions were better in 2022, this rate was still among the lowest levels since 2012.
The newspaper said the number of Vietnamese who considered their household economic conditions "poor" increased in 2022, reflecting the pandemic's ongoing impact.
The PAPI report delivers insights into government performance at all levels, with a record 16,117 respondents randomly selected from Vietnam's 63 cities and provinces.
It assesses government performance in governance, public administration and public service delivery every year and contributes to realizing the 2023 legislative agenda.