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Tell me where you live, and I’ll tell you for how long: Inequality and within-city gaps in life expectancy in LAC

In LAC, cities are an important unit of analysis for understanding spatial disparities—as they are both home to the majority of the population (81% of the population in LAC lives in cities – the…  


"And it wasn't my fault": Dangerous social norms and the urgent need to reimagine our world

Countries across the region have been working to respond to this critical challenge by revising or expanding their legislation to criminalize femicide as an offense. Eighteen countries in the region…  


Unfair and unequal: new UNDP report sheds light on discontent in Latin America

The report notes that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the perception of unfairness in the distribution of wealth has increased since 2012, returning to levels of the late 1990s. Inequality in…  


UNDP announces USD200,000 recovery package of technical assistance to the Bahamas

UNDP has released an initial allocation of $200,000 USD of emergency funding in response to the devastating impact of category five hurricane Dorian.  


UNDP ready to support the Bahamas to recover from devastating Hurricane Dorian

UNDP has deployed staff to support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Caribbean Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and to support the people and government of…  


Epic falls? Economic Crisis and Household’s Welfare

Consider the world economic crisis which was set off by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. As a result of this crisis that trickled down from Wall Street to the rest of the world, the…  


We Can’t Eradicate Poverty Without Gender Equality

La igualdad de género no sólo es concebida en los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) como un objetivo más, sino como un elemento transversal en toda la agenda.  


Catch Me If You Can: A Few Thoughts On The Analysis Of Poverty Convergence In LAC

As the 2019 global MPI Report “Illuminating Inequalities” stresses, there is considerable heterogeneity among regions within countries (as is the case of Haiti, with a headcount of MPI ranging between…  


Women, Power, and the Changing Face Of Political Representation in LAC

Over the past several decades the face of politics has changed in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. Not only have women been elected to the highest office many times in Latin America and…  


New data challenges traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’

This year’s MPI results show that more than two-thirds of the multidimensionally poor—886 million people—live in middle-income countries. A further 440 million live in low-income countries. In both…  

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