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Historic $890 million Sustainable Development Goals Bond issued by Mexico

Mexico issued the groundbreaking seven-year SDG Bond for a total value of USD 890 million, resources that will be transferred from private funds to finance SDG-oriented programs.  


UNDP launches a new initiative to discuss new governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

The UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean will begin a series of consultations with a diversity of actors from the region, including academics, activists, private sector representatives,…  


No culpes a la playa: Tourism and the LAC economies during the pandemic

For Caribbean countries, which rely strongly on tourism, the economic consequences of these measures are proving to be extremely severe, and the outlook for recovery dire.  


Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  


Exploring impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean using mobility data

In order to promote a collective reflection on issues that will be critical for policy reform towards more equal, more productive and more resilient societies we put forth this call for research…  


Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean's New Book

The socio-economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic: Ideas for Policy Action  


Sour Grapes: Discouraged workers and Labor Markets in the Context of the COVID-19 crisis

Data from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru show an unprecedented drop in the number of employed individuals along with a large increase in the number of people exiting the labor force. At the same…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


A greater tragedy than we know: Excess mortality rates suggest that COVID-19 death toll is vastly underestimated in LAC

In order to effectively combat COVID-19, it is critical that we know the true extent of the challenge that we are facing. The difficult and urgent policy decisions that governments are making are…  

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