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Equator Prize 2021 honors trailblazing Indigenous and local solutions for people and planet

Equator Prize winners demonstrate the benefits of placing Indigenous and local communities’ knowledge and practices of nature-based solutions at the heart of local development. At a time when we are…  


Business and Human Rights: Essential For A Better Future

The pandemic was and still is a disaster for many businesses. Yet, it could also be a momentum to reshape state-business partnerships and to encourage companies to act respecting human rights, to…  


Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

The report explores critical factors that underlie the mutual reproduction of high inequality and low growth: concentration of power, violence all its forms -political, criminal and social-, and…  


Latin America and the Caribbean: Effective Governance, beyond Recovery

Between September and November 2020, UNDP organized seven consultations with a variety of actors in the region. It was concluded that the magnitude of the governance crisis requires recognizing that…  


30 Years of Human Development in LAC in 5 Graphs

The 1990 HDR was the first major milestone in moving empirically in this direction with its creation of the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI was an effort to move beyond income to also consider…  


The Socio-Economic Implications of COVID pandemic: Ideas for policy action. Volume 2: Country notes

The second volume is a compilation of country-specific analyzes that address the particular situation faced by some economies in the region.  



COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by…  


Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the regions with the most gender-sensitive measuure in its response to the COVID-19 crisis

Most of the measures being implemented in the region address violence against women. There are 177 measures registered in 29 countries, which correspond to 67.8% of the total number of measures…  


7 ways COVID-19 is now a governance crisis

Resilience needs a new name as people's identities are being challenged due to lack of employment, the vulnerable are pushed into poverty and larger segments of the population increase distrust of…  

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