Information on compensation policies and programs for low-income families and other populations that are becoming vulnerable as a result of the crisis.
SAFETY NETS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
More than 40 million people are trafficked in the world, many of them are children. Find out how institutions must be strengthened to help solve this challenge. Read the blog here (Spanish content).
Learn why it is important to prevent and contain the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons, what is the role of technology and its solutions, and the importance of collaboration amongst Latin America and the Caribbean countries and institutions. Read the publication here (content in Spanish).
Learn how social distancing and accumulated data can help public agencies and organizations coordinate efforts to respond to the pandemic to domestic violence in the region. 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.
Virtual Congress: More participation, more confidence, better laws
Learn how information and communication technologies can offer an enormous opportunity to expand and improve the channels of traditional legislative participation in your country in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Simplifying lives: can governments make our lives less complex?
Discover how citizen satisfaction can better the well-being of the population and have a positive impact on the efficiency and use of public resources. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Police and COVID-19: How did law enforcement agencies respond to the pandemic?
This article presents what the police in Latin America and the Caribbean can do to ensure that their responsibilities are effectively covered and that the measures they take to deal with the crisis have an impact on institutions and the trust of its citizens. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the impact of the Coronavirus
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, is it possible for families of migrants to follow the recommendations regarding lockdowns, quarantine, hygiene, and social distancing? In this publication, we present the biggest challenges faced by migrants during the pandemic, lessons learned from other pandemics, and measures taken by countries in the region and in other parts of the world to support migrants and respond to the crisis that the COVID-19 has produced, as well as potential actions to enforce migrants' social inclusion. Read the publication here.
Justice and COVID-19: 3 ways to deliver justice during a pandemic
Discover how to deliver digital and social distance justice during the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the blog here
Solutions to close the door to family violence from the Andean Region
Learn four practical ideas to tackle the issue of family violence in a multidimensional way by combining strategies of public health, security, education and citizen culture. Read the blog here.
Digital channels in the management of COVID-19: The case of the Dominican Republic
Find out how the Dominican Republic has responded in multiple ways to the economic and social challenge imposed by COVID-19 where both the public and private sectors have ensured service continuity to their citizens through digital transformation. Read blog in Spanish here.
Family violence: How can the police find out what's going on outside the door?
This article addresses the importance of increasing efforts to protect the most vulnerable groups and offers recommendations to prevent family violence. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Confinement and domestic violence: When the danger is at home
Learn about some innovative solutions to immediately address domestic violence during the pandemic. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
The High Cost of COVID-19 for Children
Find out how the early childhood development cluster of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working to protect the youngest children in the region. Read the blog here.
Remote public services: What the pandemic taught us
Learn how governments have had to invest in digital inclusion, the simplification and integration of services, and the exchange of information in different sectors to offer better services efficiently and regain public confidence during the pandemic. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Open Data and Coronavirus: The Value of Information to Collectively Fight the Pandemic
This article demonstrates why it is necessary to dedicate efforts to improve the quality and interoperability of open data in a solid governance framework that promotes collaboration and co-creation of solutions to citizen problems in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Key measures to address the impacts of COVID-19 on people with disabilities: The importance of a differentiated approach
This note seeks to highlight the most prominent risks faced by people with disabilities in the contexts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. As well as, present key measures aimed at mitigating the impacts. This document offers a compilation of concrete examples of the measures that various countries are already implementing. Read more here.
COVID-19 and Aging
Older adults are one of the populations at highest risk regarding # COVID-19. Access the new section of the Aging and Dependency Care Panorama, where we concentrate resources, learning materials and online events to face this new situation. Read more here.
How to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in informal settlements
This blog presents ten lines of action, and twenty concrete measures to act in emergency management and in the subsequent recovery of people residing in the informal city. Read more here. (Content in Spanish)
How do we address the COVID-19 crisis? Recommendations for organizations and indigenous communities in response to COVID-19
This document summarizes some of the actions taken by the indigenous peoples of Latin America to confront COVID-19. It aims to be a support for the communities and their authorities in decision-making and the implementation of virus prevention and containment actions from their community reality. Read more here.
Prevention, containment, and management of COVID-19 cases in indigenous territories
Considerations that, in specific contexts, can facilitate dialogue and coordination between governments and indigenous peoples regarding the management of COVID-19. These considerations complement the guidelines and protocols prepared by various health authorities, at the national and sub-national levels, with the purpose of improving the intervention of health agents, through cost-effective actions and reducing stress on health systems. Read more here.
Health and migration: stopping contagion goes beyond stopping migration
This blog explains how governments can adapt public policies to improve access to health services, early detection systems, and reproductive health programs for migrants. Read the article here (content in Spanish).
Why is it so important to prevent the Coronavirus from entering prisons: "Locked up" is not the same as "isolated"
Five recommendations to contain the spread of coronavirus in prisons in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the blog here (content in Spanish).
Border Status by Country
Go to our open data platform on migration and migration policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, DataMIG, to explore the border situation of each country in our region in the context of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Access here.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19: LESSONS AND TOOLS FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Evidence suggests that violence against women is likely to increase in Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the implementation of social distancing measures such as lockdowns, mobility restrictions, and closure of spaces that bring together groups of people. This note summarizes key actions and lessons to ensure VAW service delivery can continue to operate and respond to the evolving needs in emergency contexts. It also connects readers to available resources and tools. Read more here.
Coronavirus: Resources and Open Knowledge to Collaborate in Response to the Pandemic
In this article, you will find a broad list of open knowledge resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including case-monitoring dashboards and public information tools. Click here for more.