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A different way of celebrating Democracy Day

If we recognize Covid-19 as the governance crisis that it is, and we acknowledge the need for a new social pact that allows the region to implement the pending reforms, we will be on time to change…  


Reflections in times of pandemic

The disruption caused by COVID19, originated a sanitary emergency, soon turned into and economic and social crisis. The pandemic seriously aggravated the exclusion and inequality while at the same…  


Pandemic, governance and the collective construction of the future

The COVID-19 crisis in Latin America is not only a health and socioeconomic crisis but also a governance crisis  


Inclusion requires capacity: The role of social registries in expanding cash transfers in the wake of COVID-19

In order to gather an up-to-date understanding of the coverage of social registry systems in the region, this #GraphForThought compiled the latest data for several countries in the region on the…  


No culpes a la playa: Tourism and the LAC economies during the pandemic

For Caribbean countries, which rely strongly on tourism, the economic consequences of these measures are proving to be extremely severe, and the outlook for recovery dire.  


Public perceptions of politics and implications for COVID-19 responses in Latin America and the Caribbean

The COVID-19 crisis presents both risks and opportunities for the future of democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the one hand, the notion that less-than-democratic regimes are…  


Sour Grapes: Discouraged workers and Labor Markets in the Context of the COVID-19 crisis

Data from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru show an unprecedented drop in the number of employed individuals along with a large increase in the number of people exiting the labor force. At the same…  


Coordination in emergency situations: The Seamos Uno campaign in Argentina

By Mariano Tommasi y Manuel Franck, Center of Studies for Human Development, University of San Andrés.  


A government policy and social collaboration strategy to support workers living day to day

By Clara Jusidman, President of Centro Tepoztlán.  


A greater tragedy than we know: Excess mortality rates suggest that COVID-19 death toll is vastly underestimated in LAC

In order to effectively combat COVID-19, it is critical that we know the true extent of the challenge that we are facing. The difficult and urgent policy decisions that governments are making are…  

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