Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Children and Families in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Bac Giang province in focus
Entering the third year of the pandemic, children and families in Viet Nam have experienced multitudes of challenges in the face of ongoing and new global socio-economic, political, and environmental volatility. Understanding the extent to which families with children in Viet Nam are protected from, and resilient in the face of, large-scale crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to provide updated evidence to inform social spending which promotes and protects investments in sustainable human capital development. Therefore, a follow-up study on the socio-economic impacts of covid 19 on children and families in Viet Nam was commissioned by UNICEF Viet Nam in partnership with SPRI Global.
This study aims to assess the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families in select cities and provinces between 2021 and 2022, namely the capital Ha Noi, the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City, the central city of Da Nang and north-eastern Bac Giang province. The study builds upon the first rapid assessment of the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on children and families in the country.1 As a follow-up study, a crucial element of this research involved taking a multidimensional approach to understanding the extent to which the situation of children and families has evolved between the two major periods in 2020 and 2021, which witnessed strict containment measures including lockdowns, school closures, and social distancing.
Access the report and brief: UNICEF Viet Nam