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Unfair and unequal: new UNDP report sheds light on discontent in Latin America

The report notes that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the perception of unfairness in the distribution of wealth has increased since 2012, returning to levels of the late 1990s. Inequality in…  


Who Benefits from Growth?: A look at the changing incidence of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Despite the fact that income inequality has been on the decline in LAC in recent decades (indeed, in most countries in the region inequality was lower in circa 2018 than it was in circa 1990), people…  


Learning more, earning less: The role of falling returns to education and experience in “reducing” inequality in LAC

While Latin America and the Caribbean remains one of the most unequal regions in the world, income inequality has been on the decline. In recent decades, LAC has undergone three different “phases” of…  


A view from the bottom-up: “Civil Society Space” in Latin America and the Caribbean

An important way by which democratic societies advance progress toward achieving these goals is by engaging citizens. We can think in particular of four complementary pillars by which citizens play a…  


The wisdom in our words: Protecting indigenous languages in Latin America and the Caribbean

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. At the global level,statistics suggest that the majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages are indigenous. They also suggest that the…  


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…  


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…  


Accountability In A Time Of Misinformation: Going Beyond Transparency In Latin America and the Caribbean

According the 2018 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, citizens in LAC countries are facing high exposure to false information, and are very concerned about what news is real and what news is fake…  


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…  


Killing Development: The Devastating Epidemic of Crime and Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60…  

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