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Can Cash Transfers Increase Social Distancing During Covid-19? Evidence from Colombia

Governments around the world have used cash transfers to reduce human mobility during the current coronavirus pandemic, yet little is known about the effectiveness of this policy. We evaluate the…  

Understanding the COVID-19 response in Colombia using Mobility data

Despite widespread mobility restrictions to control the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled impact evaluations on their effectiveness are rare. While Colombia imposed a National Lockdown, various national…  

Understanding the Effect of Compliance with Quarantines and Lockdowns on Domestic Violence Occurrence in Bogotá

Quarantines and lockdowns due to COVID-19 have had multiple social effects in terms of family isolation, economic uncertainty and general stress that led to a potential increase in domestic violence  

Unequal Response to Mobility Restrictions: Evidence from the COVID-19 Lockdown in the City of Bogotá

This paper examines the efficacy of government-mandated mobility restrictions on curbing urban mobility, paying special attention to spatial heterogeneity in lockdown compliance.  

2021 GEO SDG Award goes to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

The recognition comes at a time when the planet is facing a global biodiversity emergency, a climate emergency, and a public health emergency, all stemming from the destruction of nature.  

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…  

El potencial de la migración en América Latina y el Caribe

Reflexiones sobre los cambios en los patrones migratorios en América Latina y el Caribe.  

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