SPRI Global is currently supporting UNICEF Viet Nam in carrying out a study to assess the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families in select cities and provinces in 2021.
The study builds upon the first rapid assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on children and families in Viet Nam. It also build on recent mixed method studies carried out by SPRI Global, which explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s psychosocial wellbeing and access to basic services in other countries, including Ethiopia and Ghana.
As a follow-up study, a crucial element of this research involves taking a multidimensional approach to understanding the extent to which the situation of children and families in Viet Nam has evolved between the two major periods in 2020 and 2021/early 2022 during which strict containment measures including lockdown, school closures, and social distancing were enforced.
The SPRI Global research team is carrying out a mixed-methods study, using both quantitative and qualitative strategies, to analyse the impact of the pandemic on children and households, focusing on the target study sites of Ha Noi, Bac Giang, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City. Our team is carrying out this study with the support of research partners Mekong Economics Ltd., who are leading the data collection on the ground.