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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…  


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…  


Presidents, VPs and Ministers hail poverty assessment beyond income as key step to leave no one behind

During the UN General Assembly today to share experiences using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in partnership with Oxford University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).  


Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

Latin America and the Caribbean shows a high level of Human Development, but region drops over 20 percent once inequality is taken into consideration; gap between women and men is the lowest among…  


Partnering and Innovating for Sustainable Development

The Latin American and Caribbean region has made enormous advances in development in recent decades. Yet the percentage of citizens who are satisfied with their democratic …  


Why dedicate a Human Development Report to Youth?

Our upcoming report will promote the protagonism of youth as active subjects in Salvadorian society. Since, when people get involved in decision-making processes and problems that affect their lives,…  


Leveling the playing field: Sports and human development

There is a positive relationship between human development and practicing physical sports. Exercise is associated with improvements in health, cognitive processes, sociability, productivity (due to…  


Two in every 5 Latin Americans risk falling back into poverty. What can be done to prevent it? | George Gray Molina, Eduardo Ortiz-Juárez and Alejandro Pacheco

Is Latin America still a mobile region in individual incomes, as it proved to be during the boom? To explore the dynamics of mobility at the individual level (i.e., the simultaneous transit of people…  



Executive Summary: Caribbean Human Development Report

This Report is an invitation to go beyond the traditional notion of vulnerability, focused on states, and to carefully analyze the multiple dimensions of vulnerabilities and resilience of peoples,…  

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