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Epic falls? Economic Crisis and Household’s Welfare

Consider the world economic crisis which was set off by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. As a result of this crisis that trickled down from Wall Street to the rest of the world, the…  


Catch Me If You Can: A Few Thoughts On The Analysis Of Poverty Convergence In LAC

As the 2019 global MPI Report “Illuminating Inequalities” stresses, there is considerable heterogeneity among regions within countries (as is the case of Haiti, with a headcount of MPI ranging between…  


Women, Power, and the Changing Face Of Political Representation in LAC

Over the past several decades the face of politics has changed in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. Not only have women been elected to the highest office many times in Latin America and…  


New data challenges traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’

This year’s MPI results show that more than two-thirds of the multidimensionally poor—886 million people—live in middle-income countries. A further 440 million live in low-income countries. In both…  


Ecuador receives US$ 18.5 million for having reduced its deforestation

The decision praised Ecuador’s efforts and commitment to implement environmental initiatives and policies for forest conservation and promotion of the sustainable use of biodiversity. The country went…  


Under the Mattress: Saving to be Safe in LAC

In LAC, rather, the majority of households turn to their family or friends for support. However, in the case of an aggregate shock—such as an earthquake or a hurricane—this mechanism evaporates. One…  


Leaving For A Better Living: Migration and Remittances in LAC

Migration in LAC is on the rise, and mostly driven by the people opting out of the social contract in places where development has resulted in unresolved, distributional tensions. However, for…  


Where are the resources to conserve the world's biodiversity? in the private sector, experts say

There is a large financial gap to fund biodiversity management and while better financial planning and management by government is important – scaling up private investment through new financial…  


Accountability In A Time Of Misinformation: Going Beyond Transparency In Latin America and the Caribbean

According the 2018 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, citizens in LAC countries are facing high exposure to false information, and are very concerned about what news is real and what news is fake…  


Global Leaders Join Forces to Save Tropical Forests and Boost Sustainable Growth

The conference was timely with the recent IPBES report calling for a profound transformation to conserve, restore and use nature in a sustainable way to avoid planetary collapse. The study revealed…  

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