Research on Latin America and the Caribbean

This page brings together our recommendations for the latest research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Our Latest Recommendations

Latin America and Caribbean.

Prof. Caprio recommends this report: Sound Banks for Healthy Economies Challenges for Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean in Times of Coronavirus

This A CGD-IDB Working Group Report explores some of the ways in which policy makers in Latin America and the Caribbean can mitigate the adverse economic consequences of Covid-19.

Full Article: “Missing in Action: Teacher and Health Worker Absence in Developing Countries”

This article investigates absenteeism among teachers and healthcare workers in many developing countries, and finds it to be a considerable problem.

Brookings Podcast: “Globalization, NAFTA and the Wall”

In this episode of Dollar and Sense, Brookings fellow David Dollar discusses NAFTA and globalization with Ernesto Zedillo, a former president of Mexico.

Audio: “All about the Trans-Pacific Partnership”

In this episode of “Dollar and Sense,” David Dollar hosts Mieya Solis of Brookings for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from its inception to its possible future.

VoxDev Video: “Bringing Research to Policy”

Sebastian Galiani of the University of Maryland is currently Deputy Minister at the Argentinian Treasury. Here he talks about the links between academia and policy.

Straight from the Source

RSS The latest from Brookings

  • Venezuelan refugees and their receiving communities need funding, not sympathy
    In late 2019, we released numbers that continue to make headlines today: The Venezuelan refugee crisis was then the most underfunded in modern history. That reality still continues up until today, without much change. The number of Venezuelan refugees in the world has continued to grow, albeit at a slower pace, potentially because of the…      
  • The US can learn a lot from Colombia about giving rights to undocumented immigrants
    Colombia is about to embark on one of the largest-ever humanitarian gestures in modern history: Providing a 10-year, renewable, regular migratory status to over 1.7 million Venezuelan refugees living within its borders, about 3.3 percent of its population—a figure that is remarkably similar to the share of undocumented immigrants in the United States. The United… […]
  • Lessons for combating despair? Hope, aspirations, and the outcomes of young adults in Peru
    Much of my recent work has focused on U.S. society’s crisis of despair and its role in premature mortality, in labor force drop out and lack of mobility, and in our increasingly divided politics. America is divided not only in terms of incomes and opportunities, but also in terms of hopes and aspirations for the… […]