Stocktaking: the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children in Thailand

A snapshot of the impact on the areas critical for children's development and well-being.

3 young children, wearing casual clothes, are standing in front of a wall made from bamboo. All of them are wearing facial mask.
UNICEF Thailand/2021/Weerayu Seedalerttaweechai


The stocktaking report “The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children in Thailand” identifies key areas of the secondary impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand at the macro-level and micro-level both for parents and children. The report draws on studies and analytical briefs that were published during 2020-2021 by national agencies and international organizations. The impact on a wide range of areas is considered, namely: income and employment, poverty, education, nutrition, child protection and many more. 

It is complemented by a chapter on social protection, providing an overview of all social assistance programmes that were introduced to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic over the last two years with a detailed timeline on duration, target groups and benefits value. In addition, the stocktaking report uses two human interest stories to highlight specific challenges that children and families faced during the pandemic. 

The report is intended to provide a concise, user-friendly compendium and a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 in Thailand on the areas critical for children’s development and well-being. It may be useful for government officials at national and local levels, international organizations working on families, children and youth as well as representatives from academia and the public at large.

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