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Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean set priorities for the post COVID-19 recovery agenda

Over 2,700 attendees and representatives from 35 governments met virtually on January 12, 13 and 14 at the XII Ministerial Forum for Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean “COVID-19 -…  


Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean envision development in the region beyond COVID-19 response and recovery

The 2020 Ministerial Forum, “Beyond Recovery. Towards a new social contract for LAC” will focus on three critical areas for development moving forward: strengthened social protection and fiscal…  


Policy Responses to the Pandemic for COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Use of Cash Transfer Programs and Social Protection Information Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has made evident the unfulfilled promise of social protection in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Governments in LAC have used cash transfer programs (CTPs) to cushion the…  


Do we Need to Rethink Debt Policy in Latam?

In this paper we argue that debt sustainability was not a problem in the region coming into the crisis and, more surprisingly, will not be an issue when coming out of it, a result that is consistent…  


Is being middle income a precondition? The “syndemic” of chronic disease, social inequality, and COVID-19 in LAC

This #GraphForThought zooms into the LAC region to see how key NCDs and NCD risk factors have been changing in recent decades—setting the stage for potentially elevated COVID-19 risk.  


No safer place than home?: The increase in domestic and gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdowns in LAC

In order to gather a regional picture on how gender-based and domestic violence trends may be changing in LAC countries in the wake of the pandemic, this #GraphForThought collated monthly 2019 and…  


In the media - 2020


Where the pandemic meets the infodemic: The challenge of misinformation in the fight against COVID-19 in LAC

This #GraphForThought explores the spread of false COVID-19 information in LAC and reflects on how it may interact with the region’s existing structural deficits in trust in institutions.  



Honduras launches innovative transfer program in response to COVID-19

Honduras and UNDP joined forces in the first transfer programme that targets the most vulnerable population using exclusively a multidimensional approach  

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