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Walking the talk towards a sustainable future

Through these actions, we are walking the talk and leading the fight to mitigate climate change from the inside out. Our goal is to have a carbon neutral Country Office in the coming years and set an…  


Chile's Constitutional Convention: a triumph of inclusion

In a historical election, Chile elected for the first time a Constitutional Convention to write a new constitution; the first such institution in the world to have complete gender parity by design:…  


COVID-19 and Wealth at the Top: More and Wealthier Billionaires After the Crisis in LAC

According to data from the World Inequality Database in Latin America, before the COVID-19 crisis (2019) the Top 1% of the income distribution captured 27% of all pre-tax national income, while the…  


COVID-19 and the social contract in Latin America: Citizens views of national responses one year on

COVID-19 broke out at a time in which several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were already experiencing significant social and political strain as evidenced, for instance, by the wave of…  


Small businesses, big impacts: Supporting productive SMEs as an engine of recovery in LAC

This #GraphForThought focuses on how the pandemic has impacted Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in LAC. In LAC, as in many middle-income and low-income countries, SMEs are a primary source of…  


The Last Bastion of Recovery: Innovative and Effective Governance at the Local Level

Tendencies and innovations in local governance in Latin America and the Caribbean have a common denominator: the use of data and evidence as fundamental inputs for management.  


Paraguay is the first country adopting SDG Bonds within its national regulation

Paraguay is the first country in the region to typify and incorporate guidelines for the emission of SDG bonds in its national regulation. The national securities regulatory body – Comisión Nacional…  


"You are on Mute”: Why internet access is not enough for ensuring inclusive digitalization in Latin America and the Caribbean

As Covid-19 began taking root all over the world, access to digital technologies suddenly became one of the most important determinants of people's well-being. Internet access at homes is the main…  


The impacts of COVID-19 on women’s economic autonomy in Latin America

The challenges posed by the current crisis reaffirm the need to strengthen gender focused policies with a greater consideration of women’s employability and feminized working sectors.  


The Virus and the Votes: How is COVID-19 changing voter turnout in LAC?

This #GraphForThought focuses on elections, and explores how voter turnout has changed during COVID-19 in the region—and reflects on what we can learn from this past year’s experience to ensure that…  

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