Information about fiscal measures and other policies to respond to the emergency, continue public expenditure, and support economic recovery.
FISCAL POLICIES TO AMELIORATE ECONOMIC IMPACTS
Financial management operations under the COVID-19 pandemic: The Korean Experience
South Korea shares COVID-19 public financial management lessons with Latin America and the Caribbean to ensure business continuity.
COVID-19 in the Caribbean: The Economic Challenges Ahead
The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise, causing an unprecedented health and economic emergency. Discover three economic policy recommendations that can help Caribbean countries face such challenge.
The strategic role of finance ministries to drive investment in sustainable infrastructure
Learn about four opportunities for action in order that ministries of finance in Latin America and the Caribbean can implement public policies that promote greater public and private investment in sustainable infrastructure.
Access to financial information: a pillar of tax transparency and the fight against fraud
This article highlights the importance of developing control instruments to ensure that tax revenues are managed with greater efficiency and transparency.
Coronavirus Crisis Communications: 10 Practical Recommendations for Local Governments
The containment measures to fight the disease present governments with communication challenges to change behaviors. Discover ten practical recommendations to improve communications in the face of coronavirus crises.
Fiscal policy and management during the pandemic and post-pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean
Learn how the region needs to design effective fiscal policies to secure the necessary funds to combat the pandemic and reduce the negative impact on the economy and social welfare.
Ideas for better taxation after the COVID-19 crisis
The region is facing an unprecedented crisis and needs to design effective policies to secure the necessary funds to combat the pandemic and reduce its impact on the economy and public finances.
Subnational governments and coronavirus: five critical actions that we support from the IDB
The Subnational Governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, in coordination with the central governments, play a critical role in overcoming the crisis caused by the pandemic. Learn more about five critical areas of action for subnational governments and how the IDB is supporting their work.
5 procurement strategies for navigating the COVID-19 crisis from around the world
This article discusses how governments need to adjust their procurement strategies and management to meet the needs for greater medical supplies and equipment to fight the pandemic. (Source: Open-Contracting.org)
Fiscal Policy in the Time of Coronavirus: Constraints and Policy Options for Latin American and Caribbean Countries
The region did well during the 2008-2009 Great Recession. With more debt and wider fiscal deficits, the challenges are much harder in responding to the coronavirus.
Latin America has experienced sudden stops in the past. The coronavirus takes the challenge to a new level
This article delves into how the current economic crisis, propelled by the coronavirus, differs from other crises in the past. Here we analyze what to expect and how to proceed when a country’s external financial aid is interrupted. Click here for more.
Crisis prevention and recovery: Suggestions for the emergency
This document published by UNDP discusses public policy proposals for Latin America and the Caribbean to face the worldwide economic recession caused by the pandemic. (Source: UNDP)
Preparing Public Financial Management Systems to Meet Covid-19 Challenges
This blog offers recommendations for governments about how to strengthen their public financial management systems facing the impacts of COVID-19 in fiscal matters (Source: IMF).
Fiscal Policies to Protect People During the Coronavirus Outbreak
This blog revolves around the need for governments and the global community to prioritize investment in public health (Source: IMF).