The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are halfway through the time frame set for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that underpin the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The progress towards the Goals and targets was drastically hampered by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which has taken a heavy toll across the globe since 2020 and undermined efforts to achieve the Agenda in many regions of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean, hardest hit by the pandemic.
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April 2023 | Institutional Documents and Books
March 2023 | Notas de Población
Considerar los asuntos de población con una óptica de derechos humanos resulta central en la labor de investigación, la propuesta de políticas nacionales y la definición de acuerdos internacionales. En este sentido, el análisis de Carmen Miró como principal precursora de este enfoque en América Latina y el Caribe resulta germinal. En el lenguaje de la época, a comienzos de los años ochenta, se refirió a las políticas de población; en el lenguaje contemporáneo, sus ideas pueden aplicarse a los derechos, la población y el desarrollo en sus diversas dimensiones.
November 2022 | Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean
Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2022 has four chapters. Chapter I presents the relevant macroeconomic background in terms of the evolution of per capita GDP, employment, household income distribution and the consumer price index, and looks at how income inequality and poverty have changed over the past two decades (2002–2021). The chapter also discusses changes that occurred in social stratification during the pandemic.
December 2022 | Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean
The 2022 edition of Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean examines the behavior of the region’s economies over the current year and updates estimates for growth and other economic indicators that reflect the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the region’s countries along with their subsequent recovery. Specifically, this annual report presents new Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for the region and all of its countries in 2022 as well as projections for 2023.
November 2022 | Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
The 2022 edition of the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean consists of three parts. Part I outlines the region’s economic performance in 2021 and analyses trends in the early months of 2022, as well as the outlook for growth for the year. It examines the external and domestic factors that have influenced the region’s economic performance in 2021, trends for 2022, and how these factors will affect economic growth in the coming years.
October 2022 | Position Papers of the Sessions of the Commission, Institutional Documents and Books
In a regional and international context of weak growth, high inflation and growing inequality, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean must focus policies on reactivating, rebuilding and transforming economic and production systems to advance towards low-carbon and high-tech economies that address climate change and reduce their historical gaps, structural heterogeneity and dualism.
September 2022 | Notas de Población
El número 114 de Notas de Población ofrece a los lectores ocho artículos que abordan temáticas de gran actualidad y relevancia metodológica y teórica en el campo de la demografía y de los estudios de población, y sus implicancias en los procesos de desarrollo económico y social de la región.
July 2022 | Institutional Documents and Books
The region is facing a complex economic situation, marked by slowing growth, rising inflation, interest rate hikes and volatility in international markets. This context puts pressure on public finances, compounded by increasing demands for social welfare, investment and environmental sustainability, which pose fiscal policy challenges.
April 2022 | CEPAL Review
March 2022 | Institutional Documents and Books
For the fifth time, the countries of the region are convening in the framework of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development. On each occasion, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has presented a report on regional progress and challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Since 2020, efforts to assess progress towards meeting the 2030 Agenda have had to be undertaken amid the constraints imposed by measures to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.