Social Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Thailand
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Thailand is facing severe socio-economic effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It is clear that the most vulnerable population have been hit the hardest and the cross-sectoral impacts will have long-term consequences on the country’s social and economic development for many years to come, including on the progress made against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is within this context that the UN in Thailand, under the leadership of UNDP and UNICEF and in partnership the Royal Thai Government and other development partners, has undertaken a socio-economic impact assessment. The socio-impact assessment report provides an in-depth assessment of the impact and policy implications for the five key social sectors: poverty and social protection, health, education, food and nutrition and protection against violence, exploitation and abuse.