The Covid-19 pandemic is having strong socio-economic consequences, accentuating the already complex scenario faced by countries in the region, characterised by significant structural development traps. In particular, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis is expected to be severe across individuals, households and firms in the absence of ambitious public policy responses. The sequencing of policy priorities will be critical to overcome the crisis and should be structured to address different policy objectives in the immediate, short and medium-term.
Read the report: COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional socio-economic implications and policy priorities
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Read the blog posts:
Latin America and the Caribbean in the time of COVID-19: Preventing the vulnerable from falling behind
by Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre, and Sebastian Nieto Parra, Head of Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, OECD Development Centre.
Is COVID-19 widening educational gaps in Latin America? Three lessons for urgent policy action
by Nathalie Basto-Aguirre, Paula Cerutti and Sebastián Nieto-Parra, OECD Development Centre
Informality in Latin America in the post COVID-19 era: towards a more formal “new normal”?
by Nathalie Basto-Aguirre,Sebastián Nieto-Parra, Juan Vázquez-Zamora, OECD Development Centre
Public debt and COVID-19. Paying for the crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
by René Orozco, Sebastián Nieto-Parra, OECD Development Centre
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