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 inLatin America and the Caribbean: Regional socio-economic implications and policy priorities
Visit the OECD dedicated page Tackling Coronavirus: (COVID-19) – Contributing to a global effort and access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide.
Access the OECD Policy Tracker: 14 countries in the region.
Read the blog post 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.