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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…  


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…  


Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week Set to Boost Climate Ambition

To boost ambition and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the results of the LACCW will feed into the outcome of the Climate Action…  


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…  


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…  


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…  


Prosperity

2030 Agenda - Prosperity: ensure all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.  

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