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

This document analyzes the measures adopted by governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic, with the objective of determining the extent to which they…  


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…  


To build back better, Governments need to spend better: Chile is moving in that direction

For the Country Office in Chile, having been invited to take part in a group of experts to propose innovative means to support the State response is a testament to the trust our counterparts put in…  


Racing against the virus: An early look at the state of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in LAC

This #GraphForThought looks at the data on vaccination procurement and vaccination administration in the LAC region to offer an early look at the current state of affairs.  


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…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean set priorities for the post COVID-19 recovery agenda

Over 2,700 attendees and representatives from 35 governments met virtually on January 12, 13 and 14 at the XII Ministerial Forum for Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean “COVID-19 -…  


Transformations Towards Inclusive Justice with Innovation And Resilience

Although Covid-19 initially led to a public health crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean, it soon also became a crisis of governance with unprecedented economic, social and political consequences…  


Latin America and the Caribbean: Effective Governance, beyond Recovery

Between September and November 2020, UNDP organized seven consultations with a variety of actors in the region. It was concluded that the magnitude of the governance crisis requires recognizing that…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean envision development in the region beyond COVID-19 response and recovery

The 2020 Ministerial Forum, “Beyond Recovery. Towards a new social contract for LAC” will focus on three critical areas for development moving forward: strengthened social protection and fiscal…  


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…  

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