Recorded Webinar: The Role of Fiscal Policy to Prevent Child Poverty Amid a Pandemic

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on the domestic and global economy. The COVID-19 pandemic is also being felt by children and adolescents, as a result of changes in economic activity, decreased household income, and the inability to improve household economic status. The government has continued to work hard to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the level of poverty and children's vulnerability so that it does not rise higher. However, a pandemic has a potential long-term impact if the child population experiences a decline in the quality of education and health amid the pandemic.

The Center for Macroeconomic Policy (PKEM), the Fiscal Policy Agency in collaboration with UNICEF conducted an Analysis of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child Poverty – and in order to disseminate the study, the Agency and UNICEF held a webinar with the topic "The Role of Fiscal Policy to Prevent Child Poverty Amid a Pandemic" on 17 March 2021. Watch this recorded webinar, which featured OzAlum Hidayat Amir, Director of Center for Macroeconomic Policy, to witness their interesting discussion.

The Policy Brief Analysis of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child Poverty can be downloaded at this link, and you can watch the recorded webinar here.

 


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