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On Pyramids, Bells, and Diamonds: The implications of getting older before getting richer in LAC

. In Latin America and the Caribbean, since at least the 1960s, the share of population that is older than 65 in the region has been increasing. At the same time, the share that is between 20 and 34…  


Tell me where you live, and I’ll tell you for how long: Inequality and within-city gaps in life expectancy in LAC

In LAC, cities are an important unit of analysis for understanding spatial disparities—as they are both home to the majority of the population (81% of the population in LAC lives in cities – the…  


Hundreds registered for Monday's pledge conference as Bahamas mobilises financing for Hurricane Dorian recovery

Close to 300 local and international delegates will convene on January 13 for the widely anticipated Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference, to mobilize recovery financing.  


"And it wasn't my fault": Dangerous social norms and the urgent need to reimagine our world

Countries across the region have been working to respond to this critical challenge by revising or expanding their legislation to criminalize femicide as an offense. Eighteen countries in the region…  


Unfair and unequal: new UNDP report sheds light on discontent in Latin America

The report notes that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the perception of unfairness in the distribution of wealth has increased since 2012, returning to levels of the late 1990s. Inequality in…  


Who Benefits from Growth?: A look at the changing incidence of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Despite the fact that income inequality has been on the decline in LAC in recent decades (indeed, in most countries in the region inequality was lower in circa 2018 than it was in circa 1990), people…  


Learning more, earning less: The role of falling returns to education and experience in “reducing” inequality in LAC

While Latin America and the Caribbean remains one of the most unequal regions in the world, income inequality has been on the decline. In recent decades, LAC has undergone three different “phases” of…  


Going with the Wind: Transition to Clean Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

So, how does LAC fare in terms of its energy use? According to a widely used index, the “energy intensity indicator”, LAC is the most efficient region in the world when it comes to energy use. This…  


A view from the bottom-up: “Civil Society Space” in Latin America and the Caribbean

An important way by which democratic societies advance progress toward achieving these goals is by engaging citizens. We can think in particular of four complementary pillars by which citizens play a…  


UNDP announces USD200,000 recovery package of technical assistance to the Bahamas

UNDP has released an initial allocation of $200,000 USD of emergency funding in response to the devastating impact of category five hurricane Dorian.  

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