How Latin America Can Tackle Its Post-COVID Priorities

By Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado

The outbreak is far from over. But it’s already taught the region valuable lessons about how to address other longstanding challenges.

On multiple fronts, data-driven policymaking has informed and improved Latin America’s response to COVID-19 – from information about the availability of hospital beds and ventilators to economic measurements to help direct relief packages for businesses and workers Once the immediate crisis subsides, this same approach – a reliance on data and technical expertise to set priorities and address urgent issues – should be applied to persistent challenges facing the region With the region’s economies set to shrink by up by 91% this year, according to the ECLAC, there is simply no...

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