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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Member in the News: Eduardo Stein

On September 12, 2018, Eduardo Stein was named by the Secretary General of the United Nations as the Special Representative for Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees. 

Teacher Policy Seminar 2018

Are teacher policies in Latin America effective? What can countries do to strengthen and support teacher selection, development and performance?

Uncertain Times for the Americas: Perspectives on a Way Forward

Uncertain Times for the Americas: Perspectives on a Way Forward is the report of the 21st Annual CAF Conference. Established in 1996 as a joint initiative of CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States, the annual CAF Conference brings together more than 1,000 world leaders to debate and discuss the most pressing developments facing the Americas. 


Press Mentions See all

América Latina y el mundo se retrasaron mucho en denunciar al régimen venezolano, y también en responder de manera coordinada a la crisis de refugiados, que afecta a casi todos los países en la región. La respuesta, incluyendo a Estados Unidos, ha sida poca y no adecuada, dada la magnitud de la crisis.
[Removing five zeros off the value of the Bolivar] does not put any more real currency into the hands of the people of Venezuela. It doesn’t put more money in the hands of the government. They still have to purchase most foodstuffs, most medical supplies, most spare parts, etc. from abroad, and they don’t have the money to do that.