© UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0967/Olivier Asselin - Children play on a swing outside Kotonli Kindergarten in the village of Kotonli in Savelugu-Nanton District in Northern Region - Ghana

Innocenti bulletin, 12/2010

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.

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