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Regional Human Development Report 2021 | Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of great contrasts, where wealth and prosperity coexist with vulnerability and extreme poverty. The list of contrasts is long and familiar. The region is…  


Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

The report explores critical factors that underlie the mutual reproduction of high inequality and low growth: concentration of power, violence all its forms -political, criminal and social-, and…  


Regional Human Development Report 2021

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of great contrasts, where wealth and prosperity coexist with vulnerability and extreme poverty. The list of contrasts is long and familiar. The region is…  




European Union and UNDP boost partnership on disasters preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean

The regional collaboration between the EU and the UNDP has shown positive results in 2020, notably in Ecuador and across the Caribbean, a trend that mirrors a global partnership that has seen the…  


Walking the talk towards a sustainable future

Through these actions, we are walking the talk and leading the fight to mitigate climate change from the inside out. Our goal is to have a carbon neutral Country Office in the coming years and set an…  


Chile's Constitutional Convention: a triumph of inclusion

In a historical election, Chile elected for the first time a Constitutional Convention to write a new constitution; the first such institution in the world to have complete gender parity by design:…  


COVID-19 and Wealth at the Top: More and Wealthier Billionaires After the Crisis in LAC

According to data from the World Inequality Database in Latin America, before the COVID-19 crisis (2019) the Top 1% of the income distribution captured 27% of all pre-tax national income, while the…  


Costa Rica will invest $54 million in climate action thanks to the conservation of its forests

UNDP supported Costa Rica in the mobilization of resources and will now provide technical support for the implementation of the REDD+ Results-Based Payments Project over the next 5 years.  

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