The Gender-Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) Program is an AUD 33.7 million (equivalent to VND 600 billion) investment from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Vietnam to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, with a specific focus on ethnic minority women.


The Program aims to improve the socio-economic status of women living in north-west Vietnam through increased participation in, and incomes derived from, growing agriculture and tourism markets. It is implemented from 2017 to 2021 with the aim of:

The Program is implemented in Lao Cai and Son La provinces of the Northwest Vietnam. Find more about our Provincial Engagement Strategy in Lao Cai here, and in Son La here.