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UN Agencies regret the death of persons on the move in Latin America, and stand ready to accompany a coordinated regional response

Healthy economies and societies depend on well-managed human mobility to foster economic growth, reduce inequalities, connect diverse societies, and stimulate post-COVID-19 recovery.  


Poverty index reveals stark inequalities among ethnic groups

The report finds that, in some cases, disparities in multidimensional poverty across ethnic and racial groups are greater than disparities across geographical subnational regions. Indeed, when the…  


USAID and UNDP partnership for strengthening evidence-based public policies renewed

The new $10 million investment will strengthen and help ensure sustainability for progress the countries have achieved in institutionalizing the use of evidence in policymaking and following up on…  


Justice Delayed: Four out of ten people are imprisoned without a conviction in Latin America and the Caribbean

This #GraphForThought focuses on the number of people who are in prison without a conviction, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  


Haiti launches Post Disaster Needs Assessment as first step towards a recovery strategy

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has taken a leading technical role as the overall coordinator for the United Nations System making specific contributions to the assessment in the areas…  


UNDP works with governments to promote gender equality in public institutions in the region

The Global Gender Equality Seal Program for Public Institutions a groundbreaking initiative which promotes gender equality in the public sphere.  


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…  


The Gender Penalties of the Pandemic: The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women’s labor market outcomes

This Graph For Thought revisits the question of how COVID-19 has deepened pre-existing gender inequalities in the labor market, but uses additional data on household composition to explore this issue…  



UNDP Administrator starts mission in Haiti

The Administrator will meet with government officials, members of civil society, United Nations Country Team and will visit the affected areas struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake last Saturday.  

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