Estimating the impact of COVID-19 on child poverty in Georgia using a micr-simulation model
“UNICEF Georgia: Assessment of the Potential Impact of COVID19 on the Most Vulnerable Groups, with a Special Focus on Children
This report was prepared for the UNICEF Georgia Country Office Social Policy Unit under the project titled: “UNICEF Georgia: Assessment of the Potential Impact of COVID19 on the Most Vulnerable Groups, with a Special Focus on Children” commissioned under LTA 42106114. The analysis and writing for the report were carried out rapidly in the period May 4th - June 24th, 2020 and a revision was then conducted until August 18th 2020 to add insights from the Government. The report was prepared by two experts at Development Analytics, Dr Meltem Aran and Nazli Aktakke, with analytical inputs provided by Cagla Tabak. The report was commissioned and led on the UNICEF side by Tinatin Baum, Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF Georgia Office. We are grateful for policy scenario inputs provided by the UNICEF country team including on May 18th 2020, and for comments/inputs provided by UNICEF colleagues, Tinatin Baum, Nino Davitashvili, Giorgi Kalakashvili from the country office as well as Jean Dupraz, Louisa Lippi and Pamela Dale from the regional and HQ offices, during consultations held on June 3rd, 2020. UNICEF Georgia Office also involved governmental stakeholders, Administration of the Government of Georgia and Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, in the process of providing inputs for shock levels, assumptions about job vulnerability groups and cash transfer scenarios.
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