In this interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter spoke with Frances Kuo about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Latin America and the Caribbean, discussing inequality, the informal economy, and China’s presence in the region.
A widespread sentiment of dissatisfaction and lack of fairness is driving protests across the region.
On December 10, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Upheavals in Chile & Bolivia” featuring panelists Roberto Laserna, president of the Fundación Milenio and director of CERES; Fernando Molina, Bolivian author and journalist; and Lucía Dammert, associate professor at Universidad de Santiago de Chile. The event was moderated by Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue.
Educational inequality is a critical issue in Latin America. The Inter-American Guide on Strategies to Reduce Educational Inequality presents ten policy strategies that have proven effective at reducing levels of educational inequality.
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
Which countries are doing the best job of helping lift individuals and families out of poverty?
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?
Despite economic progress, Latin America has failed to address the plight of poverty. Why has inequality persisted?
Latin America inequality gap, economic integration, and infrastructure and education systems were among the issues spotlighted at the XVII Annual CAF Conference.
In this report, Joan Caivano from the Inter-American Dialogue and Jane Marcus-Delgado from CUNY analyze Latin American women’s advance into positions of leadership and then highlight areas where important obstacles remain.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on affirmative action policies in Brazilian universities.
Poverty and inequality have dropped sharply in most of Latin America and the Caribbean in the past decade.
Good fiscal policy not only promotes macroeconomic stability and growth, it is also a powerful tool for directly reducing poverty and inequality.