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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…  


Historic $890 million Sustainable Development Goals Bond issued by Mexico

Mexico issued the groundbreaking seven-year SDG Bond for a total value of USD 890 million, resources that will be transferred from private funds to finance SDG-oriented programs.  


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.  


Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  


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…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic…  


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…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to UNDP  


Supercharging sustainable development with a new Policy Priority Tool from the Turing backed by the UNDP

To help policymakers prioritize their public expenditure in the path towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– especially as new challenges loom large on the horizon – an…  

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