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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…  


Purpose-driven companies and the regulation of the Fourth Sector in Latin America

This document aims to contribute to the systematization of knowledge about purpose-driven companies worldwide and to the consolidation of a legal framework to boost their positive impact in…  


“Purpose-driven Companies” have more and more legislative support in Ibero-American countries, according to an investigation by SEGIB, UNDP and IDRC

The research highlights the legal figure of the Benefit and Collective Interest Societies as an innovative instrument in Latin America, and points out that three countries already have approved…  


Second bond issuance of 1,250 million euros to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Mexico

Mexico issues for the second time a bond linked to the SDGs with the support of UNDP.  


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…  


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…  


Time for a New Course: An Essay on Social Protection and Growth in Latin America

We develop a framework to analyze the effects of social protection policies on two dimensions: their efficacy to protect households against risks, reduce poverty and mitigate inequality; and their…  


Labor-Market Concentration and Earnings: Evidence from Chile

This paper studies the effect of labor market concentration on earnings in Chile over 2005- 2019  



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