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Easier said than done: Gaps in the vaccination process in Latin America and the Caribbean

This #GraphForThought examines the constraints countries are facing in vaccinating their populations.  


Learning from innovation in LAC: Listening the informal sector

Learning from Innovation in LAC is a thematic knowledge brief series jointly developed by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and the UNDP Accelerator Labs. It seeks to…  


An uneven recovery: Taking the pulse of the Latin America and Caribbean Region following the pandemic

To continue monitoring how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the welfare of households in the region, the World Bank and UNDP have joined forces in the implementation of a second phase of…  



The World Bank and UNDP Present the Results of the Regional Survey “An Uneven Recovery: the Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean"

The High-frequency Phone Surveys, the second phase of which was implemented this year in 24 countries of the region, provides a snapshot of families’ well-being and their perceptions regarding the…  


Closing schools: Big and unequal learning losses in LAC

Compared to other world regions, LAC has faced some of the longest durations of school closures during the pandemic.  


Social Protection Response to COVID-19 in Brazil

This paper describes the Brazilian social protection network and its response to COVID-19 in terms of coverage, fiscal sustainability and its impact on poverty. It also raises a discussion about the…  


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…  


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…  


Children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean face irrecoverable losses due to COVID-19

The health crisis caused by COVID-19 represents a triple shock for children and adolescents: school closures, confinement, and loss of economic resources for their families, according to a report…  

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