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Impact of COVID-19 on private-sector employees in Vietnam – 2022

Investing in Women Vietnam Business Coalition for Women Empowerment

2022

Vietnam

Fact Sheet

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Impact of COVID-19 on private-sector employees in Vietnam – 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on private-sector employees in Vietnam – 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in Vietnam – 2022 highlights key findings of the third of three surveys commissioned by the Vietnam Business Coalition for Women Empowerment and Investing in Women. Following the 2020 survey, which sought to understand how the pandemic affected employees after a period of living with COVID-19, the repeat survey in February 2022 examines the impact of the pandemic on productivity, working arrangements, household responsibilities and finances.

Key findings

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on private sector employees in Vietnam:

  • In February 2022, 41% of employees reported interrupted working conditions, and 47% experienced a negative impact on their hours and income.
  • Almost all respondents identified mental health impacts of the pandemic (95%), and physical health impacts are also evident, with 68% of women and 74% of men reporting worse physical well-being compared with pre-pandemic.
  • Almost all employees reported an increase in the time devoted to household and caring responsibilities compared with before COVID-19.
  • Twenty-nine percent of workers reported reduced productivity, a significant increase from the 18% reported in December 2020.
  • In February 2022, 71% of respondents reported illness and worse physical well-being, growing from 41% in December 2020, and 34% in May 2020.
  • The number of employees working from home had increased, with 27% of respondents reporting WFH arrangements. Women were slightly more likely to be WFH than men (30% and 25% respectively).

 

You can also download the fact sheets for Indonesia and the Philippines.

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