Honduras shows great disparities in education. Despite being one of the countries in the Central American region that spends the highest percentage of its national budget on education, it exhibits some of the lowest performance. The challenges that it faces are formidable, and include addressing illiteracy among rural populations, improving access to secondary school, increasing enrollment in post-secondary schools, and improving overall educational quality. In this brief, we review the educational landscape in Honduras, including literacy, K-12 education, and workforce development.
This report analyzes trends in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019 and explores the factors related to slowing remittance growth. Family remittances to the region grew by approximately 8% compared to 2018 and totaled nearly US$100 billion, which stands in contrast to the region’s slower economic growth of 0.6%.
Enrique García, economist and former president of the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, has published a new book titled Development and Cooperation in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Renewed Strategy. It is the seventh volume published in the José Bonifácio Chair collection at the University of São Paulo.
The sustained success of China’s model, despite its often-referenced drawbacks, will force a continued referendum on democracy. Even the strongest of democratic systems will be forced to confront their vulnerabilities and inefficiencies.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the development of indigenous land in Brazil.
On August 27, 2020, the first virtual session of a Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV by its Spanish initials) was held. As Guatemala’s National Housing Council (CONAVI) works to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements with strategies to increase access to decent, sustainable housing, this event contributed to discussions regarding the potential that remittances offer for financing the provision of decent and broader urban development.
On October 29, 2020, the second virtual session of the Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV for its initials in Spanish) took place. The Housing Laboratory’s objective was to explore the role of urban and land use planning in the context of international migration and return migration. It further considered how these processes can be integrated into Guatemala’s National Housing Council’s (CONAVI) ongoing efforts to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements in order to guarantee access to decent housing and boost local economic development.
El 28 de enero del 2021, El Diálogo Interamericano, en colaboración con la Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores de Guatemala-San Marcos, organizó un conversatorio privado, “La migración como elemento del desarrollo integral: Alianzas y prácticas para su inclusión estratégica” con el apoyo de Cities Alliance. El conversatorio se concentró en el caso guatemalteco con el objetivo de socializar y discutir perspectivas planteadas por actores que trabajan con los lugares de origen, destino y retorno.
Contributions of Migrants and Diaspora to All Dimensions of Sustainable Development, Including Remittances and Portability of Earned Benefits
Migrants’ economic contributions can be successfully leveraged for development if policies consider them in relation to drivers of migration and development challenges.
On April 21, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Creative Associates International, and the International Organization on Migration hosted the online event Addressing the Root Causes of Migration from Central America to discuss trends in Central American migration alongside practical solutions for managing these flows and addressing the factors pressuring people to leave their homes.
The number of Central American migrants in the United States has nearly doubled from 2000 to present, but the trend changed from 2009 onwards.
De-risking – which involves the cancellation of correspondent relationships by large international banks – has slowed on a global level, However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
How are external factors such as global trade tensions, the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit likely to affect Latin America and the Caribbean, and what structural issues are still holding the region back?