How can our work in Latin America and the Caribbean help shape new partnerships for sustainable development?
During the past half century, UNDP has been working with Governments, civil society and the private sector, supporting change in Latin America and the Caribbean countries and societies.
The biggest challenge
This new upcoming report shows that what determines people to move out of poverty (good quality education and employment) is different from what “slides them back into poverty” (existence of social safety nets and household assets).
UNDP is focusing on how to build “resilience”, or the ability to absorb external shocks—financial crisis or natural disasters—without major social and economic setbacks. This is particularly important for the region’s 200 million vulnerable people: those who are neither “poor”, living below a US$4/day poverty line, and have been unable to move to middle class status (over US$10 /day). Initial estimations put 30 million people in risk of sliding into poverty or vulnerability.
This virtual space has the aspiration to become a discussion platform where written and audiovisual materials prepared by UNDP and citizensand citizens from the region can be shared, commented, discussed and serve as elements for learning and exchange.
This third Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean is an editorially independent publication commissioned by UNDP. This report is being prepared with financial support from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID, in Spanish). Over 20 regional authorities take part in the report’s Advisory Board including Ministers, Senators, academics and the current leaders of the region’s major multilateral organizations.
1.6 billion people live in multidimensional poverty; that means with severe deprivation in areas related to education, health and material well-being. Out of these, 27.2 millionare in our region.
Latin American Ministers discuss challenges of 2030 Agenda and the sustainable way out of poverty
Representatives from 33 countries meet in the VIII Ministerial Forum to rethink possible progress models from a multidimensional approach…
Latin America commits to strengthening social protection systems and focus on multidimensional progress
Through the “Santo Domingo Declaration” government representatives of the region agreed to build cross-sectoral, holistic and universal policies to address the problems of development…
UNDP supports governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing the Global Goals
Workshops in Bolivia and Guatemala will bring together government representatives from various countries around the implementation in each country of the 2030 Agenda…
Recommendations to boost resilience and diminish vulnerabilities
Caribbean countries need a new generation of public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental…