UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Global Economic Crisis and Children: Effects and Policy Options in West and Central Africa

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AUTHOR Luca Tiberti and Leonardo Menchini
ORGANIZATION UNICEF-Innocenti Research Centre
TYPE Policy Brief
DATE 2010
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

The 2008–2009 global financial and economic crisis had, and continues to have, complex and profound impacts on countries around the world, including in West and Central Africa. While signs of recovery were visible in most of the economically advanced countries from late 2009, the consequences of the crisis on poverty and well-being risk being felt throughout the world over a longer period, in particular in the absence of appropriate policy interventions. In this context, children are at high risk of suffering serious consequences from the crisis and being neglected in policy responses.


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