July 7, 2022

Wind of change

Pin It

From FDI Intelligence Di Digest Weekly round-up of investment news for economic development By Jacopo Dettoni June 26, 2022 Hello everyone, this is Jacopo in London. With the energy crisis at the top of the agenda of governments the world over, European policy-makers are committing to installing hundreds of gigawatts (GWs) of offshore wind capacity. […]

PAHO calls for solidarity after 20% drop in blood donations in Latin America and the Caribbean during first year of the pandemic

Pin It

In 2020, 8.2 million units of blood were collected, benefiting more than one million people in need of a transfusion. Washington, DC/ CDMX, June 14, 2022 (PAHO) – In the framework of World Blood Donor Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) calls for people to donate blood following a 20% drop in blood donations in […]

Renewable Energy Finance: Catalysing a sustainable future for Island communities

Pin It

By Stacey Alvarez de la Campa From Island Innovation Introduction Access to affordable energy is one of the most pressing considerations faced by island communities, and it is a priority to actively promote and facilitate access to renewable energy, especially in the subregions of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In Fiji, there are efforts underway […]

More than 4 million women have not been able to return to work in Latin America and the Caribbean (MEDIA)

Pin It

Lima – The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the labour markets of Latin America and the Caribbean has had a greater impact on women and has placed the region before the challenge of facing an unprecedented setback in gender equality at work, as highlighted in a Technical Note published today by the ILO. Of the […]

PAHO delivers 100 million COVAX vaccine doses to Latin America and the Caribbean

Pin It

Milestone reached today with delivery of 1.5 million total doses, donated by Spain to Ecuador Washington, DC, 15 February, 2021 (PAHO) – The number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to Latin America and the Caribbean reached 100 million today, thanks to the efforts of the organization’s Revolving Fund, the procurement […]

Latin America and the Caribbean’s growth will slow to 2.1% in 2022 amid significant asymmetries between developed and emerging countries

Pin It

In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies 2021, ECLAC emphasizes that 2022 will be a year of major challenges for growth, job creation and tackling the pandemic’s social toll. LIVE TRANSMISSION (English translation available) (January 12, 2022) The Latin America and Caribbean region will see its pace of growth decelerate in 2022 to 2.1%, after […]

PAHO welcomes endorsement of first COVID-19 vaccine produced in Latin America

Pin It

Approval under WHO Emergency Use Listing will increase vaccine availability as pandemic persists Washington, D.C., 23 December 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) welcomed the WHO listing today of an AstraZeneca vaccine jointly produced by Argentina and Mexico – the first such decision for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in Latin America.  The vaccine, […]

Inclusion of persons with disabilities is crucial for the sustainable development of Latin America and the Caribbean

Pin It

From World Bank Group WASHINGTON D.C., December 2, 2021 – Approximately 85 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean have some type of disability, accounting for 14.7 percent of the total population, according to a new World Bank report. The report discusses the physical and legal barriers of persons with disabilities and the need to […]

New UN report: Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean rose by 13.8 million people in just one year

Pin It

Hunger rose more sharply than in any other region between 2019 and 2020, reaching 59,7 million people, its highest point since 2000. Food insecurity affects 267 million people and 106 million adults present obesity. Washington, DC, November 30, 2021 – Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point since 2000, after a 30 percent […]

The World Bank and UNDP Present the Results of the Regional Survey “An Uneven Recovery: the Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean”

Pin It

WASHINGTON D.C., November 29, 2021– Employment rates in some Latin American and Caribbean countries have experienced a relative recovery, although in most, rates fall short of pre-pandemic levels. The quality of available jobs has also declined, as has the number of hours of paid work per week, according to data from a new survey by […]