Humanity needs leadership and solidarity to defeat the coronavirus.
This #GraphForThought uses the excess mortality data compiled by The Economist to zoom into four LAC countries and see how excess deaths compares with the number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19.
The tool has been deployed so far in two countries in Latin America through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with ambitions to use it further in the region and bring it to other regions.
By Juan Pedro Ronconi and Delfina Vernet Ayerza, Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Humano (CEDH), Universidad de San Andres.
By Jorge Paz, Principal Investigator, Conicet – Full Professor, UNSa.
By Judith Morrison, Senior Advisor to Gender and Diversity Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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38%

of the population are considered vulnerable

80%

of the population lives in urban areas

37%

of all legislators and senior officials are female

40%

of the people in the region feel safe

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