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The Virus and the Votes: How is COVID-19 changing voter turnout in LAC?

This #GraphForThought focuses on elections, and explores how voter turnout has changed during COVID-19 in the region—and reflects on what we can learn from this past year’s experience to ensure that…  


To build back better, Governments need to spend better: Chile is moving in that direction

For the Country Office in Chile, having been invited to take part in a group of experts to propose innovative means to support the State response is a testament to the trust our counterparts put in…  


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 -…  


Transformations Towards Inclusive Justice with Innovation And Resilience

Although Covid-19 initially led to a public health crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean, it soon also became a crisis of governance with unprecedented economic, social and political consequences…  


Latin America and the Caribbean: Effective Governance, beyond Recovery

Between September and November 2020, UNDP organized seven consultations with a variety of actors in the region. It was concluded that the magnitude of the governance crisis requires recognizing that…  


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…  


Criminal justice in times of a pandemic

having information on the number of COVID-19 cases in places of detention or the courts assists with the development of monitoring and early warning mechanisms to locate where measures are needed to…  


Corruption: the other global pandemic to eradicate

Corruption undermines any prospects for sustainable development and is a detour away from Agenda 2030. It significantly contributes to poverty, functioning effectively as a regressive tax that…  


COVID-19: an opportunity to achieve a new and inclusive justice for all in Latin America and the Caribbean

The crisis has unfolded with serious consequences for the prison and correction systems in Latin America, where the average prison overcrowding is 64%. Conditions have worsened and legal cases have…  


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