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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…  


Policy Responses to the Pandemic for COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Use of Cash Transfer Programs and Social Protection Information Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has made evident the unfulfilled promise of social protection in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Governments in LAC have used cash transfer programs (CTPs) to cushion the…  



Do we Need to Rethink Debt Policy in Latam?

In this paper we argue that debt sustainability was not a problem in the region coming into the crisis and, more surprisingly, will not be an issue when coming out of it, a result that is consistent…  


Is being middle income a precondition? The “syndemic” of chronic disease, social inequality, and COVID-19 in LAC

This #GraphForThought zooms into the LAC region to see how key NCDs and NCD risk factors have been changing in recent decades—setting the stage for potentially elevated COVID-19 risk.  


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…  


No safer place than home?: The increase in domestic and gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdowns in LAC

In order to gather a regional picture on how gender-based and domestic violence trends may be changing in LAC countries in the wake of the pandemic, this #GraphForThought collated monthly 2019 and…  


Constitutional Plebiscite in Chile: a road to build a more inclusive and prosperous nation

In a year marked by unprecedented challenges, exacerbated by the pandemic, the constitutional process has opened a precious opportunity to address citizens’ demands and build a new rapport with…  


7 ways COVID-19 is now a governance crisis

Resilience needs a new name as people's identities are being challenged due to lack of employment, the vulnerable are pushed into poverty and larger segments of the population increase distrust of…  


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