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Learning from innovation in LAC: Listening the informal sector

Learning from Innovation in LAC is a thematic knowledge brief series jointly developed by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and the UNDP Accelerator Labs. It seeks to…  


Blue Economy Scoping Study for Dominica

This document identifies possible opportunities and recommendations that could promote future growth and build resilience to future economic, environmental and physical shocks by integrating the blue…  


An uneven recovery: Taking the pulse of the Latin America and Caribbean Region following the pandemic

To continue monitoring how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the welfare of households in the region, the World Bank and UNDP have joined forces in the implementation of a second phase of…  



Quality basic service indicators: A Twitter approach

This note proposes a methodology to construct Twitter based basic service quality indices. The methodology allows identifying failures in various basic services (electric power, residential water,…  



Social Protection Response to COVID-19 in Brazil

This paper describes the Brazilian social protection network and its response to COVID-19 in terms of coverage, fiscal sustainability and its impact on poverty. It also raises a discussion about the…  


Purpose-driven companies and the regulation of the Fourth Sector in Latin America

This document aims to contribute to the systematization of knowledge about purpose-driven companies worldwide and to the consolidation of a legal framework to boost their positive impact in…  


Time for a New Course: An Essay on Social Protection and Growth in Latin America

We develop a framework to analyze the effects of social protection policies on two dimensions: their efficacy to protect households against risks, reduce poverty and mitigate inequality; and their…  


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