Learn more


We cannot perpetuate the male model as the universal one. When are we going to learn?

COVID-19 ha creado una crisis sin precedentes que ha revelado y exacerbado grietas existentes en nuestras sociedades como son las grandes desigualdades estructurales, muy especialmente las…  


What we knew then, what we know now: Looking back on COVID-19 in 5 Charts

Looking back on 2020 through the lens of #GraphForThought, it is evident how quickly both the development concerns in the region shifted as well as the data available to understand them. In LAC, we…  


Criminal justice in times of a pandemic

having information on the number of COVID-19 cases in places of detention or the courts assists with the development of monitoring and early warning mechanisms to locate where measures are needed to…  


30 Years of Human Development in LAC in 5 Graphs

The 1990 HDR was the first major milestone in moving empirically in this direction with its creation of the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI was an effort to move beyond income to also consider…  


Corruption: the other global pandemic to eradicate

Corruption undermines any prospects for sustainable development and is a detour away from Agenda 2030. It significantly contributes to poverty, functioning effectively as a regressive tax that…  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by…  


Stand by me: COVID-19 and the Resilience of Remittance Flows to LAC

While the remittances in LAC have shown remarkable resilience in 2020, it is unclear that this will remain the case until 2021. As countries continue to make progress in the fight against COVID-19, it…  


COVID-19: an opportunity to achieve a new and inclusive justice for all in Latin America and the Caribbean

The crisis has unfolded with serious consequences for the prison and correction systems in Latin America, where the average prison overcrowding is 64%. Conditions have worsened and legal cases have…  


Costa Rica receives 54 million dollars for its leadership in conservation and action for climate

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the REDD+ Secretariat supported Costa Rica to develop and present the proposal to the GCF, which asked to recognize 14.7 million metric tons of carbon…  


UNDP and UN Women launch COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker

UNDP and UN Women launch COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker.  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean 
Go to UNDP Global