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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…  


The invisible COVID-19 graveyard: intergenerational losses for the poorest young people and actions to address a human development pandemic

The pandemic’s impact is unequivocally unequal. This is true for educational opportunity and outcomes as well as other dimensions: the poorest are far more vulnerable to the economic, health and…  


Small businesses, big impacts: Supporting productive SMEs as an engine of recovery in LAC

This #GraphForThought focuses on how the pandemic has impacted Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in LAC. In LAC, as in many middle-income and low-income countries, SMEs are a primary source of…  


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…  


"You are on Mute”: Why internet access is not enough for ensuring inclusive digitalization in Latin America and the Caribbean

As Covid-19 began taking root all over the world, access to digital technologies suddenly became one of the most important determinants of people's well-being. Internet access at homes is the main…  


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