Strategies to support SMEs and other companies impacted by the crisis with programs addressed at financial and short-term liquidity guarantees, foreign commerce, and productive development, as well as loans or safeguards for strategic value chains.
MSME Financing Instruments in Latin America and the Caribbean During COVID-19
The micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the most productive actors in the Latin American and Caribbean economies. Discover innovative initiatives to finance them in the face of COVID-19. Read more here.
Digitalization: A defense tool against the COVID-19 crisis and for sustainable development
Learn about the importance of digital infrastructure as a key pillar of the efforts of countries in Latin America to prevent, mitigate and overcome the current health crisis and for a sustainable development. Read more here (content in Spanish).
Factory problems: COVID-19, a black swan for value chains
The article presents how to make value chains more resilient for the development of new suppliers and the acceleration of digital transformation processes. Read the blog here.
Startups and young companies facing COVID-19: impacts and responses from the ecosystem
Find out to whom the entrepreneurs turn and what is happening to the ecosystem organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean in the face of the pandemic. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Towards the digital transformation of public development banking in Latin America and the Caribbean
This publication summarizes lessons learned and good practices of digital transformation in the banking sector that can be applied to pubic development banks in the region to improve their operations during the pandemic. Read more here (content in Spanish).
The challenges of E-commerce for SMEs: Main keys in the digitization process
This study provides recommendations for SMEs, governments and trade organizations on policies to support the digitization of SMEs. Read more here (content in Spanish).
Innovation to exit the crisis and future growth: three lessons from the pandemic
The article presents the role of science, technology and innovation in recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 and what three strategic lessons emerge for future policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Responses to COVID-19 from the perspective of science, innovation and productive development
In this document, we present a series of reflections and guidelines of public policy on how science, innovation and productive development can generate the conditions for the exit of the crisis and lay the foundations for an economic reactivation in the region. Read more here (content in Spanish).
COVID-19: An opportunity for the digital transformation of SMEs?
We analyze some strategies and highlight the importance of digital diagnosis for SMEs, proposing a specific tool to support and accelerate the process of digital transformation in the face of the coronavirus crisis. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
An innovation laboratory in times of coronavirus
This article explains how calls can be an agile work methodology to support innovation and the development of solutions to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Social Policies in response to the effects of COVID-19
In this document, we present the challenges that COVID-19 represents for the health, social protection, labor markets, education, migration, and highly vulnerable populations sectors. Read more here.
Labor markets of Latin America and the Caribbean in the face of the impact of COVID-19
Policies to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the job market
In the context of coronavirus, countries all over the world are implementing work policies to protect jobs and their workers' incomes. Click here to download our publication and learn the response that governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can take to face these challenges (content in Spanish).
What effects will COVID-19 have on employment in Latin America and the Caribbean?
In this publication, we share three potential scenarios on the loss of formal employment in the region due to the effects of COVID-19: a short-term crisis, a medium-term crisis, and a prolonged recession. Access your country's results here (content in Spanish).
A new overview for skills training
The impact of COVID-19 is starting to show within labor markets around the world. What are the countries doing to help people change jobs and work sectors? What are the skills with higher demand? Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Challenges of the energy sector within the Coronavirus crisis
The region faces challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, countries must implement some measures to guarantee access to electricity. Read the blog here.
Keeping the light on: How to ensure electric power services
Governments have implemented measures to guarantee electric power services during the coronavirus outbreak. Get to know what those steps are. Read the blog here.
The electricity sector, a fundamental pillar in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensuring electrical energy is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, it is presented some priorities to ensure the electric service. Read the blog here.
Reducing contributions to social security to protect employment
An alternative to protect employment during the coronavirus crisis is to reduce the companies' contribution to social security. What countries are implementing these types of measures? What challenges are pension systems facing in the region? Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Coronavirus: How can the Innovation and SMEs Sector help?
This blog explains how the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and innovation ventures can become part of the solution to save lives, even as they are also impacted by this crisis. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
How can technology and connectivity help to cope with the crisis caused by the coronavirus?
The crisis that we are all experiencing demands innovative solutions from our countries to contain the epidemic. In this article we discuss experiences from countries like Korea that demonstrate that technology and connectivity can be key allies to help citizens have more information and make decisions that protect the health and well-being of your community. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Far away, yet connected: water and sanitation in times of coronavirus
Water utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean have taken extraordinary measures to ensure their productivity to and keep providing water and sanitation services in times of the coronavirus. Read more here.
COVID-19: Cargo transportation in intensive care
Today more than ever, the COVID-19 emergency has shown us the importance of supply chains for supplying essential food products, cleanliness and health. Read the blog here. (content in Spanish)
Coronavirus: A Worldwide Teleworking Experiment
In this blog, you will learn how the COVID-19 crisis has led to an unforeseen global experiment on large-scale telework. What will be the results of this situation, and what are the pros and cons of teleworking? Read the blog here (content in Spanish)
Coronavirus and the Challenge of Empty Supermarket Shelves
In this blog, our Transport's Division explains how the COVID-19's pandemic spread is causing significant disruptions to the way people access goods and services and, therefore, to the way how supply chains operate. Click here for more (content in Spanish)
Commercial Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Potential Impact of COVID-19
In this webinar with our experts Paolo Giordano and Cloe Ortiz de Mendivil, you will learn different scenarios of how this pandemic could impact international commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Webinar in Spanish).
The impact of coronavirus trade and integration: what to do?
The novel coronavirus' pandemic has the potential to cause havoc over commerce and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Therefore, it is essential that governments take adequate commercial measures to reduce the impact on their economy and the lives of their citizens. Read more here.