Social Equity

Despite making great strides in recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most unequal region in the world. To effectively deliver on the promise of economic growth and democratic governance, the region’s institutions need better guarantee shared prosperity, protections, and rights.

The Inter-American Dialogue works to bring public attention to Latin America’s long-neglected social agenda. Our research and efforts focus specifically on taxation and social spending, women’s leadership and gender rights, and access to quality education.


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The news that Cuba and Iran are working to produce a Covid-19 vaccine is hardly surprising. Both governments have been subjected to harsh US sanctions, which has limited opportunities to develop and access a vaccine. The alliance is geopolitical, but also pragmatic.