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Learning from the recent past to build forward: Five COVID-19 lessons for recovery

As 2021 draws to a close, we have learned even more. In this post, I revisit 5 #GraphForThought entries from this year which jointly remind us of the enormity and urgency of the challenge we are…  


Promoting local development in Latin America through human mobility

On this Migrant Day, at UNDP we renew our commitment to continue creating spaces for dialogue and empowerment of the population in a condition of human mobility both with host communities and with…  


Access to justice: the enabler of human rights in the Caribbean

The COVID 19 pandemic exacerbated some of the existing weaknesses of the Caribbean judicial systems. However, the pandemic has also seen a more rapid transition to digital solutions and decentralized…  



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.  


Clearing the air: combatting information pollution to strengthen COVID-19 responses in Latin America and the Caribbean

To better understand the scale and nature of this challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP commissioned a social and digital media research study that analyzed the public digital sphere in…  


Business and Human Rights: Essential For A Better Future

The pandemic was and still is a disaster for many businesses. Yet, it could also be a momentum to reshape state-business partnerships and to encourage companies to act respecting human rights, to…  


Chile's Constitutional Convention: a triumph of inclusion

In a historical election, Chile elected for the first time a Constitutional Convention to write a new constitution; the first such institution in the world to have complete gender parity by design:…  


COVID-19 and the social contract in Latin America: Citizens views of national responses one year on

COVID-19 broke out at a time in which several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were already experiencing significant social and political strain as evidenced, for instance, by the wave of…  

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