Humanity needs leadership and solidarity to defeat the coronavirus.
This #GraphForThought illustrates the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labor market in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Latin American and Caribbean countries – and in particular small island developing States – should not be excluded from global assistance. The international multilateral response needs to be extended to middle-income countries.
The report estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic income to the 2.7 billion people living below or just above the poverty line in 132 developing countries.
The data, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), shows that 65 out of 75 countries studied significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.
By Mariano Tommasi y Manuel Franck, Center of Studies for Human Development, University of San Andrés.

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of the population are considered vulnerable

80%

of the population lives in urban areas

37%

of all legislators and senior officials are female

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of the people in the region feel safe

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