A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on food insecurity in the region amid Covid-19 and the role of the government, the private sector and multilateral organizations in ensuring citizens have access to food.
In what ways is Covid-19 affecting informal workers in the Americas, and which governments have implemented the best measures to protect informal sectors, both in terms of health care services and economic relief?
What factors are shaping extreme poverty rates in the region, and how should governments confront this challenge?
“I was held at three concentration camps for more than one year; the key was to survive. Then I was expelled and I lived in exile for 10 years, barred from returning to the country. Many suffered much more than I did. […] During those years, I learned another lesson: If you allow yourself to sink into the justified bitterness and let your spirit to become contaminated with a negative animus, you cannot persuade and help mobilize others to build a better society. Therefore, the task was to build a new political and social force, and to battle for a better world, in liberty, without dictatorship.” Sergio Bitar receiving the Guillermo el O´Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship 2017
A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Nicaragua’s development.
Regional development is the key for Argentina’s future. The new administration has developed long-term plans to eliminate poverty and inequality in Argentina. The priority is to generate efficient and sustainable programs by strengthening institutions, promoting dialogue and integration with provincial governments, and focusing on quality.
CEQ Working Paper No. 45: Taxes, Expenditures, Poverty and Income Distribution in Argentina
El Impacto Del Sistema Tributario y el Gasto Social en la Distribución del Ingreso y la Pobreza en América Latina
CEQ Working Paper No. 37: El Impacto Del Sistema Tributario y el Gasto Social en la Distribución del Ingreso y la Pobreza en América Latina: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Perú y Uruguay
Guatemala is among the most unequal countries in Latin America. Fiscal policy has done very little to reduce inequality and poverty overall and along ethnic lines.
With regional growth expected to be relatively low this year, will efforts at poverty reduction remain stalled?
This paper, published uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality.
Despite economic progress, Latin America has failed to address the plight of poverty. Why has inequality persisted?
How much do the Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies and most populous countries, Brazil and the United States, redistribute through social spending and taxes? Although the United States has an income per capita four times as large as Brazil’s, the countries share similarities that make this comparison interesting.
Women’s economic contributions in Latin America and the Caribbean: policy recommendations for equity and growth
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Louise Cord and João Pedro Azevedo of the World Bank to discuss their brief, “The Effects of Women’s Economic Power in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Poverty and inequality have dropped sharply in most of Latin America and the Caribbean in the past decade.