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.
18 June 2014 | Infographic
Latin American and Caribbean countries are exposed to extreme natural events that can unleash disasters, depending on the vulnerabilities of each. The sectors most at risk are those with high social vulnerability.
5 May 2014 | Infographic
In recent years, an increase in household income in the region has resulted in a striking rise in consumption, which has in turn improved well-being in sectors traditionally deprived of access to some goods and services. However, the consumption pattern is strongly procyclical and volatile, with a bias towards private consumption based on income brackets.
2 April 2014 | Infographic
Agriculture faces the challenge of providing food in sufficient quality and quantity to satisfy the demands of a population that will keep growing and whose purchasing power will continue to rise, in the context of climate change and greater social and environmental awareness.
7 March 2014 | Infographic
5 March 2014 | Infographic
It is a meeting that takes place every two years and is attended by the 44 Member States of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and 12 associate Members. During the meeting, the Organization presents a document which analyzes the development of the region and proposes actions to further progress in the economic and social elds.
9 January 2014 | Infographic
In the last decades, poverty in the region declined slowly but steadily, a trend that persisted even during the global crisis of 2008-2009. But from 2011 the pace that had been folding down this scourge has slowed.