Adapting social insurance to women’s life courses: A gender impact assessment of Viet Nam

This report analyses the gender dimensions of the social insurance system in Viet Nam, focusing on the benefits for old-age, survivors, maternity and sickness, regulated by the Social Insurance Law, as amended in 2014. The report is a contribution to the upcoming revision of this Law, guided by the Party’s Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW, and the subsequent Master Plan for Social Insurance Reform (MPSIR). This process can be an opportunity to broaden the coverage and scope of the social security system and to incorporate new measures relevant for gender equality.