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UNDP and the private sector work together to fight the pandemic in Brazil

On the coastal plain of Piauí, Brazil, is the small town of Buriti dos Lopes. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, its 19,780 inhabitants started to feel the impact, particularly through the loss of…  


Global partnership offers course on journalistic coverage of COVID-19 vaccine

Journalists, communicators and fact-checkers from around the world will be able to take a specialized Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccine: what journalists need…  



The impacts of COVID-19 on women’s economic autonomy in Latin America

The challenges posed by the current crisis reaffirm the need to strengthen gender focused policies with a greater consideration of women’s employability and feminized working sectors.  


Racing against the virus: An early look at the state of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in LAC

This #GraphForThought looks at the data on vaccination procurement and vaccination administration in the LAC region to offer an early look at the current state of affairs.  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean set priorities for the post COVID-19 recovery agenda

Over 2,700 attendees and representatives from 35 governments met virtually on January 12, 13 and 14 at the XII Ministerial Forum for Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean “COVID-19 -…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean envision development in the region beyond COVID-19 response and recovery

The 2020 Ministerial Forum, “Beyond Recovery. Towards a new social contract for LAC” will focus on three critical areas for development moving forward: strengthened social protection and fiscal…  


Policy Notes

Policy Notes is a series of short documents with assessments, analysis and reviews of initiatives and programs of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are accompanied by policy…  


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…  

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