What sector policies should governments prioritize in their fight against COVID-19?
A MESSAGE FROM THE IDB GROUP
The rapidly unfolding crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic presents a historic challenge for the world and for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
In addition to the health risks it poses, the pandemic could cut incomes and eliminate jobs for millions of people. Although it is difficult to predict what the impact will be in the medium and long term, it is clear that our region must develop rapid and innovative solutions to overcome the effects of this virus on the social, health-related, economic and fiscal levels.
At the IDB Group, we know that, in addition to our financial support, what our member countries value most is the knowledge and technical advice we provide to help design and implement effective public policies. For this reason, with the support of our Board of Directors and contributions from our specialists at headquarters and in the field, we have created this platform.
Here you will find resources not only from the IDB Group, but from institutions at the forefront of the global fight against the virus. We hope they will help generate solutions that will allow us to regain health and growth in all of our societies.
Together, in collaboration with all of you, we will be more effective in meeting this great challenge.