Rapid assessment on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on children and families in Viet Nam

This rapid assessment is part of UNICEF Viet Nam’s comprehensive support to the Government of Viet Nam to inform its policy-making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of children and their families negatively and positively through multiple socio-economic dimensions. The most vulnerable children were found to be those from migrant, rural and urban poor families, ethnic minority groups, children with disabilities, informal workers, agricultural workers, and those working in the hardest hit sectors, including tourism, transport, textile and garments and manufacturing.

Despite the government’s social assistance package to support the hardest impacted groups of people, in some cases it struggled to reach some vulnerable groups, including informal workers, small business (the so- called “missing middle”) and families with children.

Click here to view the full report in English and in Vietnamese.

UNICEF Vietnam