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The latest in current development affairs in the region.

IDB and IDB Invest Coronavirus Impact Dashboard

It monitors the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Latin America and the Caribbean in real time during “social distancing”. [...]

A Sharing Economy for Mechanical Ventilators

In the worst-case scenario (60% infection in 6 months), all hospital markets are overwhelmed—some more than others. [...]

Facebook Small Business Grants Program during COVID-19

They are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries [...]

The latest strategic trends, research and analysis on COVID-19

Explore the interactive map created by the World Economic Forum [...]

6 ways social innovators are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

From creating biometric identification systems to developing ways to deliver microfinance loans, here are six innovative ways social innovators are ad[...]

COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

To help address the crisis, Google is announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) [...]

Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus

In the region, half of doctors and more than 80% of nurses are women, and women do 73% of the unpaid labor at home while men do the remaining 27%. [...]

COVID-19: Tourism-Based Shock Scenarios for Caribbean Countries

Tourism accounts for between 34 and 48 percent of total output (GDP) in The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica. [...]

New series of webinars on Aging and Long-term Care

By 2050 1 in every 4 people in the region will be over 50 years old. Care to encourage resilience in this population vulnerable to Coronavirus require[...]

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