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Families in Latin America and the Caribbean are often faced with unexpected events that can affect their income, productive capacity, assets, and quality of life. A family’s response to these events depends on its ability to minimize their impact and mitigate any potential consequences. Those with greater assets and a more diverse set of resources (education, health, savings, insurance, etc.) will be in a better position to overcome these circumstances more quickly and inexpensively.

The IDB’s Division of Social Protection and Health has designed an action plan to address these unforeseen circumstances. Through three goals and the use of interventions based on international evidence, we provide support to strengthen social protection programs and policies, which prevent negative consequences and promote greater equity by empowering the population.

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