On June 17, the Education Program at the Dialogue with the support of the Tinker Foundation hosted the third event of a series which sought to highlight the experiences of Latin America’s teachers during the pandemic and present alternatives to measure the emotional state and wellbeing of teachers.
Sarah Stanton, Micaela Finoli, Gladys Gerbaud Navarro
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare fundamental weaknesses in political leadership, coordination, and health policy integration in the Western Hemisphere. The current geopolitical divides undermined the few mechanisms that were in place for effective cooperation on health governance. This white paper presented by the Inter-American Health Task Force, aims to understand better the lessons and challenges of the regional response to Covid-19 and appraise, in retrospect, how they were addressed and how they could have been addressed. The paper also makes specific recommendations. These recommendations are grouped into five areas geared toward improving cooperation and coordination in health policy to support regional Covid-19 response and recovery, as well as future health emergencies.
Roberto Teixeira da Costa, president and founder of the Arbitrage Chamber of the São Paulo Market and founding chair of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CBM), has published an e-book titled O Brasil tem medo do mundo? Ou mundo tem medo do Brasil? or “Is Brazil afraid of the world? Or is the world afraid of Brazil?”
Nora Lustig, founding director of Tulane University’s Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI), is leading a new project in CEQI titled “Measuring Fiscal Equity in the Post-Covid-19 World.” The project has been awarded almost $1.2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This report from the Migration, Remittances & Development Program presents the findings of a survey carried out with more than 1,000 US immigrants from eight Latin American and Caribbean nationalities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study identifies critical aspects that shaped migrants’ experiences in 2020 and early 2021, and, more importantly, the determinants of continuing to send money back home in times of crisis.
El 26 de abril, Lisa Viscidi, directora del Programa de Energía, Cambio Climático e Industrias Extractivas, participó en un evento de Fedesarrollo sobre la transición energética en Colombia y los desafíos que enfrenta. Viscidi aportó un contexto internacional, describiendo tres factores que afectarán la velocidad de la transición energética tanto global como en Colombia: innovaciones tecnológicas, los efectos de la pandemia sobre el comportamiento de los consumidores a largo plazo y cambios en las políticas y regulaciones.
This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.
María Luisa Romero, Azul Hidalgo Solá, Luisa Stalman
Bruno Binetti, investigador no residente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el programa Club de Prensa de NTN24 moderado por Gustau Alegret. Entre los temas de discusión se trataron la primera vuelta electoral en Perú, las elecciones departamentales en Bolivia y el estado de la pandemia del Covid-19 en el mundo.
El 16 de marzo, Michael Shifter participó en una sesión de la Cátedra de América Latina de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. La sesión empezó con una presentación sobre las realidades actuales de la región y después pasó a una conversación entre Shifter y el director de la Cátedra, Enrique Iglesias, quien es miembro del Diálogo Interamericano.
Michael Shifter, Enrique Iglesias
˙ Universidad Pontificia Comillas
In recent months, the Inter-American Dialogue has been honored to work with its network of partners to support pandemic response efforts in the Guatemalan communities where we work. Following a generous donation of Covid-19 testing supplies and PPE equipment from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Cities Alliance, the Dialogue was proud to facilitate coordination between regional entities, municipal authorities, hospitals, and donors to prioritize needs and distribute supplies.