16 July 2015 | Infographic
For a second consecutive year, Latin America and the Caribbean had a negative foreign trade balance in 2014 of more than $30 billion dollars, according to official figures from year’s end compiled by ECLAC. The region’s exports decreased 2.1% from a year earlier, while imports fell 0.6%.
1 July 2015 | Infographic
The Caribbean region is vulnerable to many types of weather related disaster as well as earthquakes. Disaster in the region have inceased over time. They are recurrent and happen unexpectedly. Damage and Loss Assessment is the basis for Post Disaster Needs Assessment.
1 July 2015 | Infographic
Statistics provide an interpretation and summary of data.
29 June 2015 | Infographic
Digital currency and mobile money solutions are components of new industry classifications referred to as Financial Technology (FinTech) and Digital Financial Services (DFS).
29 June 2015 | Infographic
Internet connectivity brings opportunities for new knowledge based industries in the Caribbean region.
23 June 2015 | Infographic
ECLAC updates every year its ranking of container port throughput, which shows the cargo volume in containers in 120 ports of the region, based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators. In 2014 this activity grew 1.3%, with a total volume of approximately 47 million TEU. This infographic displays the first 20 ports of the ranking.
18 June 2015 | Infographic
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines currently use over 66% of their total energy consumption on transport, meanwhile Grenada and Saint Lucia both use over 50%.
10 June 2015 | Infographic
Over the next twenty years, the Caribbean* will see a rapid and dramatic ageing of its population. With such a rapid increase in the number of older persons on the horizon, there is an urgent need for governments to strengthen social protection against a wide range of risks that older people face.
* -Here the Caribbean refers to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica; Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Sant Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands.
2 June 2015 | Infographic
There is growing concern over young people in the region who remain excluded from two fundamental institutions for social inclusion: education and employment, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warns.
30 April 2015 | Infographic
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 80% of the population lives in cities. The urbanization process has contributed to the region’s economic and social development. At the same time, cities reflect the poverty and inequality that still persist and they are the battleground for efforts to stop environmental degradation. ECLAC contends that each city’s development model must ensure its economic, social and environmental sustainability.
21 April 2015 | Infographic
The SNIP Network was created in 2010 to help strengthen the functioning of these state systems. At present its members are SNIP directors from 16 of the region’s countries and it is supported by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
27 February 2015 | Infographic
Despite the rapid incorporation of women into the labor market since the 1970s, inequalities remain in the quality of jobs and access to them. In the region this is clearly manifested in the limited presence of women in executive positions at major companies. ECLAC reviewed the situation of 72 such businesses.
11 December 2014 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean is already suffering the effects of global warming. To make a product, export it, consume it and manage (or not) its waste generates greenhouse gases (GHG) that are measured by the so-called “carbon footprint.” Reducing this footprint can be an opportunity to make the region’s exports more competitive, especially food exports.
24 November 2014 | Infographic
Intra-regional trade in Latin America and the Caribbean remains at low levels: Only a fifth (19.2%) of exports are destined for other countries in the region. Furthermore, commodities deliveries continue to account for a large portion of the export basket. ECLAC thus proposes the creation of regional value chains to widen demand, foster intra-regional trade and diversify production.
20 November 2014 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean has plenty of natural resources, but historically the region has had diculties translating its wealth into long-term economic development processes.
13 November 2014 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean is the second-largest region in the world in terms of adolescent fertility, only surpassed by sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, this phenomenon is more recurrent among the lower-income population, contributing to the intergenerational cycle of poverty.
13 October 2014 | Infographic
The countries of the region should invest 6.2% annually of their gross domestic product (GDP) in the 2012-2020 period –around 320 billion dollars- in order to close the existing gap between supply and demand of infrastructure. According to ECLAC, these investments in transport, energy, telecommunications and water and sanitation works help enlarge the coverage and quality of infrastructure services and foster the general welfare of the population.
22 September 2014 | Infographic
By the year 2010, an estimated 45 million indigenous people lived in Latin America, accounting for 8.3 % of the region’s population. The United Nations has championed the promotion of their rights through the use of different resources and special regulations for this purpose.
29 August 2014 | Infographic
Five female presidents govern today in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and the number of women legislators, judges and mayors has increased in recent years. But these leaders represent no more than 26% of the total, on average, according to data from ECLAC’s Gender Equality Observatory. The Commission provides here the latest data on women’s participation in different spheres of political power.
10 July 2014 | Infographic
It is estimated that the number of older persons in Latin America and the Caribbean will double by 2030, when that age group will represent 16.7% of the population. ECLAC suggests that countries tackle ageing using public policies with a rights-based approach.