Innocenti Research Report Economic Crisis and Child Well-being in the West and Central Africa Region AUTHOR(S) Kaku Attah Damoah; Frank Otchere; Dominic Richardson Published: 2021 Innocenti Research Report The COVID-19 pandemic that swept over the world from early 2020 has triggered both health and economic shocks of unprecedented proportions in recent memory. Some estimates suggest that the consequences of these shocks will likely erase most of the progress made in global development over the past two decades. Many countries now risk falling further behind the attainment of national and international development goals, including the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of these shocks due to their persistent higher levels of vulnerability, and the reality that school closures and other COVID-19 containment measures can be more damaging to children. This report examines the effect of previous economic crises on children’s well-being in UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Region (WCAR) and makes projections regarding the potential impacts of COVID-19-induced economic crises on priority indicators for the region. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 56 | Tags: austerity policy, child well-being, COVID-19, ecology, economic crisis, financial systems, health care, policy and planning, social protection × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Kaku Attah Damoah; Frank Otchere; Dominic Richardson 2021 Economic Crisis and Child Well-being in the West and Central Africa Region. , pp. 56.