Latin America and the Caribbean

Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of great contrasts, where wealth and prosperity coexist with vulnerability and extreme poverty. The list of contrasts is long and familiar. The region is also characterized by very volatile and low average growth, explained by low productivity.

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Teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic is a complex problem and of high concern to the national agenda. Available data indicate that 22% of women between 12-19 years have been pregnant. This rate is 34% higher than the average for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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El “Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano 2013 para el Perú” es uno de los productos emblemáticos del PNUD, pero aspiramos a que sea también un producto colectivo, el resultado de un esfuerzo compartido con las instituciones del gobierno, de la sociedad civil y del sector empresarial.

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The intrinsic value of sports and physical activities (SPAs) is already well-established, just like their relation to good health, sociability, cognition, productivity, and quality of life as a whole. Even so, most people are not involved with these practices.

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Información para el desarrollo sostenible: Argentina y la Agenda 2030

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Para poder avanzar como sociedad es ne- cesario responder, al menos, tres preguntas básicas: 1) ¿qué tenemos?, 2) ¿qué queremos? y, 3) ¿cómo lograrlo? El «cómo» depende en gran medida de la respuesta a las dos pri- meras.

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The Caribbean HDR titled “Multidimensional Progress: human resilience beyond income” highlights the need to rethink the methods for ranking development in the region’s countries that go beyond per capita income, economic growth rates and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Developing Reporting Awardee

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El presente informe analiza el desarrollo de las personas en Paraguay vinculando dos paradigmas: Desarrollo Humano (DH y Trabajo Decente (TD), utilizados por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), respectivamente.

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Progreso multidimensional: bienestar más allá del ingreso
Human Development Report for Latin America and Caribbean

With the recent economic downturn-and its impact in the region- as well as partially improved social protection systems in the region, UNDP estimates that about 1.5 million more men and women will back-slide into poverty by the end of this year.

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