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No Country for Old, Indigenous Women: The challenge of discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean

The perception of discrimination, in whatever form people feel it, is an issue in many LAC countries. On average, 17% of all Latin Americans reported that they perceived themselves as part of a group…  


Killing Development: The Devastating Epidemic of Crime and Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60…  


The Geography of Exclusion: The Dynamics of State Discontinuity Across the Territory in LAC

One of the ways in which inequality manifests itself is by making location a constraint to socioeconomic achievement. Equality of opportunity implies that the place where a person is born –or chooses…  


Ruling for the few? How weak legitimacy can hinder compliance and cooperation in LAC countries

The increasingly widespread belief that countries are governed to benefit “the few” rather than “the many” suggests that the legitimacy of institutions may be declining in the region.  


UNDP supports governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate the progress of SDG 16 to consolidate just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Violence, crime, insecurity, high rates of femicide, corruption, impunity, as well as polarized contexts continue to hinder the development of Latin America and the Caribbean and threaten their…  


Journalism Training Initiative - Call for Applications Reporting to Halt Deforestation

The initiative aims to get to the bottom of the deforestation story, journalists must be empowered and equipped to engage on a deeper level. Underlying economic and political forces linked to…  


Southern development solutions ‘vital’ to multilateralism and sustainable progress, says UN Development Programme Chief

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner stressed the importance of increased cooperation among countries in the South to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable progress.  


After the Rain: The Lasting Effects of Storms in the Caribbean

For countries in the Caribbean, the challenge of strengthening resilience is particularly acute as nations suffer recurrent extreme weather-related events. Countries are continuously struggling to…  


Hidden figures: The need for better data and evidence to improve gender policies

The most striking fact about gender and labor markets in LAC is that one of every two women is not part of the labor force.* While women have caught up with men in terms of educational attainment,…  


Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP scaled up airport disaster preparedness training in Honduras

Toncontín Airport strengthened its capacities to act and respond to disasters through a recent Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) workshop.  

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